September 14, 2016
Our new What’s your M.E. marathon? campaign celebrates people with M.E. who take on personal fundraising challenges that, to them, feel like a marathon - even if no running is involved.
Rachel Ephgrave is one of these people. Unable to join a friend who took part in the 100km Race to the Stones event, Action for M.E. supporter Rachel was determined to take action to raise money, and came up with her own challenge: walking to a lamp post near her house 100 times. She says:
“To those who run marathons, do triathlons, climb mountains and cycle vast distances, this may seem a trivial undertaking. I can assure you it is not. To achieve this I needed to pace my energy carefully, ensuring that I reserved sufficient for the essentials, namely caring for my children.”
Rachel completed her lamp post challenge over seven months and raised more than £2,000 for Action for M.E. Whatever challenge you take on to raise awareness or vital funds for us - and you can find inspiration on our What’s your M.E. marathon? page - we want the world to know how important it is. For information, ideas and support, please email or call our fundraising team on 0117 937 6626, or say hello on Twitter using the #myMEmarathon hashtag.