Events and Celebrations

A great way to bring people together to support a cause close to your heart…

Holding an event is also a good opportunity to have some fun and bring awareness of M.E. to a wider community.

It can be something as simple as a slumber-party, a cake sale or a dress-down day at work or perhaps a Skype-party with friends who also have M.E.

ME Association fundraisers never lack imagination and are always coming up with creative ways of raising money that use their own special talents and abilities in a unique way.


Here are just some of the recent events…

  1. David’s football team hosted a tournament. He also did some baking for the meet and greet afterwards and invited donations.
  2. PJ Care organised a Fun Day for staff, residents and families. The photograph was kindly supplied by Jules Corry.
  1. Sinead and her daughter Amelia ran a Teddy Tombola at school, to help raise funds for the ME Association because of the impact her other daughter Katy’s M.E. has had on the whole family. Sinead and her friend, Lynette, also completed a cockney-themed walk through the streets of London.
  2. Mark organised a Christmas raffle of a limited-edition whisky in aid of the ME Association, after being inspired to fundraise when a friend was diagnosed with the illness. Mark, a keen runner, also took on other physical  challenges.

Raffles, street collections, charity auctions, etc. are all great fundraisers – but do please speak to Helen Hyland, our Fundraising Manager, in the first instance, as the rules for such events can be quite complex and confusing.

Marriage Vows.


Weddings, anniversaries, special birthdays and other gatherings of friends and family can also be excellent opportunities for fundraising and raising awareness.

  • If you decide against asking for presents, perhaps ask for donations to the ME Association instead.
  • Jit and Joy (pictured), renewed their vows after 25 years of marriage and asked for donations to ME Association in lieu of presents.

Whatever the occasion, invite family and friends to donate to help you celebrate and to support our valuable work.

Fundraise with JustGiving

If you choose to fundraise for a challenge, event or activity, please consider registering it on JustGiving.

  • It’s a convenient platform that allows you to easily share it with family, friends, and the wider community via email or social media for example.
  • You can easily monitor how much money you are raising – can keep everyone informed of your progress – and the funds that you receive will be automatically donated to the ME Association.
  • Just click the button above for more information, and please let Tony Britton, our fundraising manager, know when you begin fundraising. He has a wealth of fundraising experience and can lend support and advice if you need it.

Help and Support

Here to help you – every step of the way!

We’ll help you turn your idea into reality – whatever it is you want to do – and we can give you the support you need to get started and help promote your event, if you would like us to do so.

Whatever you decide, if you choose to raise funds for the ME Association, be sure to take plenty of photographs – we'd love to be able to report your event on our website, social media, and in our members magazine, ME Essential.

Tony Britton, our Fundraiser, is here to help you every step of the way. Feel free to contact him whenever you have any questions.

You can contact Tony by email, on phone him on 01406 371 318, mobile: 07946 760 811.

The ME Association

Please support our vital work

We are a national charity working hard to make the UK a better place for people whose lives have been devastated by an often-misunderstood neurological disease.

If you would like to support our efforts and ensure we are able to inform, support, advocate and invest in biomedical research, then please donate today.

Just click the image opposite or visit our JustGiving page for one-off donations or to establish a regular payment. You can even establish your own fundraising event.

Or why not join the ME Association as a member and be part of our growing community? For a monthly (or annual) subscription you will also receive ME Essential – quite simply the best M.E. magazine!

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