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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

"Because of you and your donations, Action For M.E. is able to help thousands of people survive and live through this condition. Because of you, I don't feel so alone. Thank you." Sharron

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the largest online match funding campaign in the UK, running this year from Tuesday 3 to Tuesday 10 December.

We are thrilled to report that, with your support, and with final donations and Gift Aid now added, we have raised an incredible £144,425. Thank you to all of you who made the Big Give such a success!

Because of you, more people living with M.E. can get the support they need now; more teachers and doctors can have a better understanding of M.E.; and we can bring more scientists and more funding into biomedical research.

Because of you more children, young people and adults with M.E. can feel, seen, heard and understood.

“The forum has given me a way to connect with others who understand, a way to learn more about symptom management, somewhere to come on the bad days when I feel isolated and lonely." M.E. Friends Online forum user, one of the 3,500 adults with M.E. using this free peer-support service

Because of you more teachers, doctors and policy-makers can have a better understanding of M.E.

"I saw you at last year's conference and the information you gave me has changed the way I work with people with M.E.." Doctor who spoke to us at the Royal College of GPs conference in Liverpool in October

Because of you we can bring more scientists and more funding into biomedical research.

“The UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative (CMRC) has developed a vision that seeks to transform research. We’re working with scientists and mainstream funders to make this a reality, focusing first on establishing a discovery platform and a genome wide association study.” Sonya Chowdhury (pictured with Prof Chris Ponting), Chief Executive, Action for M.E. and CMRC Board member.

  • We are delighted to support the newly established ME/CFS Biomedical Partnership which, led by biomedical researchers and patient representatives, is applying for significant biomedical research funding.
  • We currently fund two PhD studentships looking at inflammation and immunity in people with M.E.

The Big Give campaign might be over, but any donation you make will help us stop M.E. stealing lives. Thank you for your support.