Action for ME

Action for ME - Stop M.E. stealing lives

We are still collecting donations but DONATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING DOUBLED as, thanks to our amazing supporters, we have fully used the matching pot. We are surprised and delighted, having expected the pot to last until Tuesday. You can still donate now to help us stop M.E. stealing lives.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1036419)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£107,655

Donations

242

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

“I want to play football with my mates. Most days I’m too ill to get out of bed.” (Timmy, 9 years old) Children and adults with M.E. face symptoms that leave them in pain and struggling to function. M.E is the most common cause of long-term school absence and 1 in 4 of the 250,000 people affected in the UK will be bedbound for years. This leaves many unable to access the support they desperately need. Widespread misunderstanding about the impact of M.E. only adds to their isolation.

Solution

Having access to trusted information about symptom management and specialist care, means that children, adults and families can begin taking their lives back. Often described as “a lifeline,” Action for M.E. shares key information, support and advice on all aspects of living with M.E. via phone, email, printed resources and our Online M.E. Centre (244,000 visits last year). We reduce isolation by connecting people with M.E. with each other through social media and our three peer-support forum.