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Walk with M.E. 2018

Walk with M.E. 2018

Our fundraising campaign Walk with M.E. was created in 2017 by our fundraiser Natalie, who has M.E. Read her inspiring story here.

Walk with M.E. is a team sponsored walk, with each team member contributing as many steps as they are able towards a single goal.

That goal is one million steps in 100 days, starting Thursday 1 February until M.E. Awareness Day on Saturday 12 May, the whole time raising as much as possible towards a grand team fundraising total.

Walk as a team

If you have moderate or mild M.E., having a team around you will mean you can do as many or as few steps as your health allows. All steps are added to one total, achieved as a team. Great news for 2018 is that the money you raise in sponsorship will be doubled thanks to a generous family trust.

Walking in honour of

If you have a friend, family member, colleague or anyone else you know that's affected by M.E. you can take part in honour of them. Your team can walk in honour of somebody who, if severely affected, may not even be able to manage one step as a way of raising vital funds and recognising the value of those from whom the condition has taken so much.

Team totals raised in honour of others are also doubled this year, thanks to a generous family trust.

Get involved

To be part of Walk with M.E., simply follow these five easy steps:

  1. Get your team together. There’s no set number for a team, or a maximum number of teams who can take part, so spread the word among as many family members, friends, colleagues, neighbours as possible!
  2. Sign your team up through our Walk with M.E. JustGiving campaign page, which will guide you through setting up a page just for your team. Once you’ve registered, Action for M.E.’s Fundraising Team will be in touch to share tips, support and fundraising materials.
  3. Ask people to donate online through your Just Giving page, or offline with our sponsorship forms. Every penny counts, and your team total will be doubled.
  4. Get walking! All team members record their steps for 100 days, from the start of the challenge on Thursday 1 February until M.E. Awareness Day on Saturday 12 May 2018. Each team member has their steps added together into one team total.
  5. Share your story. Our team can help you publicise what you’re doing to raise funds and awareness of M.E.

Register your team now through our Walk with M.E. JustGiving campaign page. If you have questions or need more information or support, please email the Fundraising Team or call us on 0117 927 9551.