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This Big Give, help us support people like Alex

This Big Give, help us support people like Alex

November 27, 2020

“I’m Alex, I’m 11 years old, and I’ve had M.E. for 2 and a half years. I’m mainly housebound/bedbound, a lot of people don’t understand M.E. and how one day you can look “healthy” and the next you can look terrible, but this is the reality of having this terrible illness.”

Alex is one of many young people that Carla, our Family Support and Advocacy Worker, has worked with this year, supporting them to manage the impact of M.E., and access care and support that meets their needs.

“Alex is a lot stronger mentally and has a better understanding of her illness due to Action for M.E.,” says her mum Tracy.
Alex says: “I would like to thank Carla and Action for M.E. for helping me to get through this terrible time, and for helping others too.”

Alex shared her story as part of our 2019 Big Give Christmas Challenge, and the funds we raised have helped us support more families like hers.

The 2020 Big Give Christmas Challenge is just 4 days away. For one week only, from noon on Tuesday 1 December to noon on Tuesday 8 December, your donation to us will be doubled, at no extra cost to you! This is thanks to a match-pot generously created by Candis Magazine and other philanthropists that support us.

For your donation to be doubled, you must donate through our fundraising page on the Big Give website, which we’ll link to daily from 1 Dec until 8 Dec. Donations through any other platform (Facebook, Just Giving, our website, etc) will not be doubled.

As the only UK charity for people with M.E. of all ages, we will use every penny raised to provide advice, information, emotional support and one-to-one advocacy online and by telephone; to reduce isolation through our online forums and peer support services; to build skills and knowledge among professionals; and to drive collaborative research.