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Weʼre raising £35,000 to Continue Vital ME Research: Keith Geraghty 2021

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Sly Saint, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/keithgeraghty
     
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  2. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I had a quick scan and there's no obvious time limit or end date to the campaign. That would be useful information to know.
     
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  4. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Very worthwhile, thanks to Keith Geraghty for excellent work.

    More work is needed even if the new NICE guidelines stay as per the draft. With MUS, IAPT, and other horrors looming over us, we need all the research we can get to show how useless these things are for people with ME/CFS.

    I will be donating and hope others with funds to spare will do so too.
     
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    Great news. I hope people in the community who are able to will support Keith as with Dave he has done a lot towards highlighting the issues and I feel it is important for his work to continue without having to be reliant on sporadic grants.
     
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    EzzieD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Donated. Thankfully they take PayPal, which is great for those of us who can't or won't use credit/debit cards online. Truly hope he meets his goal! :emoji_fingers_crossed:
     
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    Tom Kindlon Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Some tweets he posted along with the appeal today on Twitter:.

     
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    The default option for the fundraising website is 120 days. It may be possible that could be extended, but I hope the money can be raised in that time.
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    10% of £35,000 target raised so far.
     
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    John Mac Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    At 15% now
     
  11. Invisible Woman

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    Done.

    Hopefully will be able to make another small contribution before it closes.
     
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    The target seems to have been lowered to £25,000. So far £9,000 donated.
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    A tweet from a number of days ago from Keith.

    "Crowdfunding has passed 40% of the new target; even if total goal isn't reached, I can tell you all funds donated so far will allow me to stay in ME/CFS research, rather than leaving this area, thus the work can continue on into this year - thank you all."

     
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    boolybooly Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    OK I am in, FYI did not even realise this was going on.

    Maybe I do kind of live under a rock and have the attention span of a gnat but might be worth publicising a bit.

    Also I am quietly wondering why someone like ME Association or A4ME have not taken him under their wing or at least expressed an endorsement.
     
  18. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    :thumbup:
    The UK ME Association did give him £20,000 previously.
    The Irish ME/CFS Association is a lot smaller but gave him €3000 in 2020.
    The members of the Irish ME/CFS Association are now voting on how they would like €35,000 from our research fund be spent and he is one of the options (it is not an all or nothing thing).

    For what it's worth, every day for the last month or so I have retweeted a message for people encourage people to donate and/or share it. Of course, only some people are on Twitter.
    I did also share it on Facebook, Instagram and elsewhere.
    It would be great if more people could share it around.
     
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    I have shared it and donated to Keith's effort as well. I take heart from his statement that he has received enough to allow him to continue.
     
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    We have also put it in the Forum's weekly news several times.
     
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