Fundraisers of the week: Seven friends do Route 66
March 12, 2021
These amazing seven friends are raising funds for Action for M.E. by running or cycling the length of the iconic Route 66, a gruelling 2,280 miles.
Jake, Chris, Dan, Ian, Matt, Paul and Rich have witnessed first-hand, the devastating impact that M.E. can have on a person’s life, as one of their closest friends has been living with M.E. since 2011.
On their fundraising page they explain their motivation behind this epic challenge:
“We’ve watched their struggle for almost a decade now. While we cannot directly help in our friend’s recovery, we have collectively decided that we want to show them, and all others inflicted with this dreadful chronic illness that they do not have to suffer in silence with this misunderstood condition.
“We want to raise awareness of M.E./CFS so that it becomes further understood and is not swept under the carpet.”
They have set their fundraising target at £2,280 (£1 per mile) and have already raised £1,722. And, as an added bonus, a tree will be planted for every 20% of the route completed too!
Best of luck from all of us here and we’re looking forward to cheering you across the finish line!