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Celebrating steps this M.E. Awareness Day

May 12, 2020

Today, M.E. Awareness Day, marks the end of this year’s Walk with M.E. challenge. We want to say an enormous thank you to all our Walk with M.E. fundraisers for raising awareness, walking millions of steps and raising £2,250 to help us support more people with M.E. in urgent need right now.

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on charities and fundraising, Walk with M.E. included, and our teams have done an amazing job in the face of this - we are grateful for every penny raised by Globetrotters; 17 Million and M.E.; Mum and M.E. Makes; Team Skywalker; Bath Spa Walking and Mountaineering Group; Jersey Private Patients Department; Sarah’s Yorkshire Three Peaks Team; Hazel and team; Shropshire Shufflers; Green Army; Scrambled Legs; I Love Walk and Roll and Team

Team Me and My M.E. brought together Sarah, Timothy, Robert, Janet, Gavin, Kate, Sue, Michael, Bob and Fran, dotted around the country. They have been using their daily walks as an opportunity to add to their team step-count total – beating their increased goal of 3.5 million steps and raising a brilliant nearly £300. Team leader Sarah told us:

“Team Me and My M.E. are still powering on with the Walk with M.E. challenge as best as we can during this difficult time. As of 25 April we had walked 3,780,366 steps between us, surpassing our 3.5 million target! It’s been a privilege to help raise money for Action for M.E., who help so many like myself and it’s made such a difference to my life to be able to contribute and to feel that I can have a purpose.”

Our Walk with M.E. campaign runs for 100 days each year up to 12 May. Each team aims to walk a collective total of one million steps in 100 days, and anyone is welcome to take part. Team members not able to walk any steps at all, such as those more severely affected by M.E., have inspired their teams and cheered them on to raise awareness and funds for our vital services. If you're interested in taking on the challenge in 2021, keep an eye out later this year for more information.