The deadline for the receipt of pledges to our online Christmas Appeal to safeguard the future of the UK ME/CFS Biobank has been extended to October 31.
So far 81 people have promised to put a total of £17,380 in the matched funding pot for the appeal – which will open for public giving at 10am on December 4. Now, if we can get closer to the pledging target of £25,000, we have a chance to make the appeal even more successful.
Could you offer us such a pledge – which could be for as little as £100 – and do so by the end of October! Please come online to do so today by completing the form at http://new.thebiggive.org.uk/pledge/meassociation
We shan’t actually be asking for your money until the New Year, after the appeal has closed.
Pledges will be matched pound-for-pound during the public-giving part of the campaign and then quite possibly doubled by the appeal's Charity Champion (Candis magazine) – if donors can be online by 10am on the three opening days of the appeal. The appeal will run for a fortnight from Thursday, December 4.
We could end up by close of play on December 17 with the full £100,000 – money that's vital to secure the future of the UK ME/CFS Biobank.
For more details about why we’ve chosen to raise money for the UK ME/CFS Biobank this year, please click HERE.
To watch a 3-minute video about the Biobank Appeal, please click HERE.
And if you’d like to make your pledge now, the link to the pledging form is HERE.
The UK ME/CFS Biobank website is HERE.
Thank you… from the bottom of our hearts. We shall be providing regular updates and fresh information about this important challenge.