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Fundraiser of the week - Gill

January 26, 2018

Our fundraiser of the week is Gill, who sold jewellery with her son Paul at a Christmas Fair in December.

The pair raised £77 from the event and Gill has previously sold jewellery to raise money for us on eBay, bringing the total they’ve raised to £224.75.

Speaking about her reasons for supporting us, Gill said: “InterAction magazine has given me a lifeline, and consistently helped to cut through the isolation and make sense of my situation over the years. I am so grateful for the existence of Action for M.E. and all the work you do. Even if I only raise a little bit to help then that’ll do.”

Gill has had M.E. for 15 years, and when her energy levels allow it she makes jewellery some of which she sold on eBay during 2017 to raise money for our work.

“Due to light sensitivity and a tiny capacity for cognitive heavy tasks I cannot manage sitting at a computer screen. However, I’ve slowly mastered eBay listing on an iPad, which I can use for tiny sessions while in bed. Using voice-to-text makes these tasks possible. Gradually the process has become easier and less stressful. It’s still exhausting, but as I’ve progressed the sense of achievement has grown.”

We’d like to thank Gill and Paul for everything they’ve done to raise money for us!