Walk with M.E. 2021
Since 2018, our annual Walk with M.E. fundraiser has brought teams together to count one million collective sponsored steps over 100 days. Usually, Walk with M.E. runs earlier in the year and finishes on M.E. Awareness Day, but this year we’re doing things a little differently due to the national lockdown. Instead, Walk with M.E. will begin on Tuesday 1 June and run until Wednesday 8 September, allowing more people to take part and to (hopefully!) enjoy some sunshine whilst they get their steps in.
If you have mild or moderate M.E., having a team around you means there’s no pressure to do more than you can. Whether you walk one or one hundred steps, they all count towards the total. Wheelchair users can convert the distance they travel into steps to contribute to the total. 1 in 4 people with M.E. are so severely ill they are bed or housebound – if your health means you can’t participate, can you challenge a friend or relative to walk on your behalf?
When you sign up to take part in Walk with M.E., you’ll receive the dedicated support of our fundraising team, who will provide advice, fundraising ideas, competitions and motivation throughout the campaign.
So far, Walk with M.E. has raised more than £20,000, helping us reach even more people with M.E. who need information, support and advice. We’re delighted to announce that every penny raised for Walk with M.E. will be doubled, thanks to a generous family trust. Can you join us to make Walk with M.E. 2021 our best year yet?
University student Bev has been keen to put together a Walk with M.E. team, building up steps with her support bubble at or close to home.
“When I was diagnosed with M.E., I thought I would never be able to enjoy the outdoors again,” recalls Bev, whose health has improved considerably, though she still needs to manage her energy carefully. “I am now fortunate enough to be in a position where I can begin to fulfil my ambitions, and I want to make the most of this opportunity to give back to the M.E. community. With careful pacing so I don’t overdo it, and the support of my amazing friends, I’ll be able to contribute to our team total.”
If you are interested in Walk with M.E., we’d love to hear from you. Please call on 0117 927 9551 or drop us an email today.