If you have reached this page it is likely because you have lost someone very dear to you.
We are so sorry for your loss and we sincerely hope that you have many strong, positive memories to sustain you through the next few months and years.
Helen Hyland worked as Fundraising Manager for the ME Association, this is her story…
“This poem was read at my husband Alan’s funeral, he had suffered with M.E.
“The poem helped us to remember him in a positive way, and I hope that it helps to also give you some small comfort.
“We wanted Alan’s funeral to be a celebration of his life but also wanted it to make a difference – a tangible sign that his life hadn’t been in vain.
“We placed a collection plate by the door of the church and were overwhelmed by peoples’ generosity to our chosen charities after the funeral.
“As if that wasn’t enough, some of his closest friends decided that they needed to do even more.
“Pat trained and ran in a marathon and his village football team pals embarked on an ambitious tour of the Scottish premiership football grounds.
“This is a photograph of their triumphant return to the village. It was a day that I and our sons will remember for the rest of our lives.”
“Losing someone is hard. It took me a while to find the words to pay Alan tribute. But then, one day, they flowed, and I set up a JustGiving page in his memory.
“It felt good to seek out and share photographs of some of our most precious moments. The kind messages of support have helped to sustain me in the dark days since.”
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 370 293, 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.
ME Association Registered Charity Number 801279
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