Danny Redhead

#LastPhotoChallenge

Fundraising for Action for M.E.
£62
raised of £100 target
Action for M.E.

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We provide understanding and support to improve the lives of people with M.E.

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Thank you for completing the #LastPhotoChallenge and supporting people with M.E./CFS. 

There are approximately 250,000 people in the UK living with M.E./CFS, many of whom have been living a life in lockdown for years, and will continue to do so after the restrictions are lifted due to the severity of this disabling condition. 

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a long-term (chronic), fluctuating, neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems. 

People with M.E. experience debilitating pain, fatigue and a range of other symptoms associated with post-exertional malaise, the body and brain’s inability to recover after expending even small amounts of energy.

In a recent study M.E./CFS was found to have the lowest health-related quality of life of the 20 conditions the study assessed including lung cancer, stroke, MS and schizophrenia.

There is currently no treatment option available and funding for research into M.E./CFS to find treatments has been incredibly low for decades with only £40 per patient being invested over 10 years. By comparison, epilepsy research received £200 per patient, rheumatoid arthritis £320, and multiple sclerosis £800.  

Your donation will help fund more research into M.E./CFS with the hope of finding a treatment for those living a life of lockdown and thanks to Olivia, colleagues at Lloyds will be running their own photo challenge and will be combining their totals as well as submitting a matched giving request to help make an even bigger impact!


Not taken on the #LastPhotoChallenge yet? - get involved now!

It's simple, you dont need to have been nominated, simply copy and paste the below message, add your photo, nominate 3 friends to increase the impact and make your donation!

#LastPhotoChallenge 

Copy and paste this post and post your last photo from before the UK went into lockdown on 23rd March 2020, nominate three friends to take on the challenge, and donate £2 to Action for M.E. to help fund research to find a treatment for the 250,000 people in the UK living with M.E./CFS, many of whom have been living a life in lockdown for years and will continue to do so after the restrictions are eased due to the severity of this disabling condition.

The three friends I nominate to take on the #LastPhotoChallenge in support of people with M.E./CFS are @ @ @

Donate here👇 

https://justgiving.com/fundraising/lastphotochallenge

About the charity

Action for M.E.

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At Action for M.E. we're working to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect experienced by men, women and children with M.E. We provide a lifeline of support to thousands of people each year, campaign to raise awareness of M.E. and work to encourage more high-quality biomedical research.

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