The following is a guest post written by Rory Singer, and a plug for the abseil he is (bravely!!) doing for ME charity 'The Association of Young People with ME', for ME Awareness Week. Please help out with this cause if you can, and share this post on your social networking sites! :)
Susannah, here at The Thing With Feathers, has ever so kindly let me have a space on her blog as part of M.E awareness week and that’s what I would like to talk to you about. Although it is improving, there is a great need for increased awareness of M.E and what it does, and I think awareness week is a great time for everyone to get involved and do as much as possible to create awareness for a misunderstood illness.
AYME (The Association of Young People with M.E) (No.1082059) and to spread general awareness of M.E. AYME is dedicated to the emotional and practical support of children and young people with M.E and their families. Membership is free so AYME relies on fundraising events such as ours to keep its vital services running. If you would consider supporting us in our challenge for AYME, we would appreciate anything you are willing to give! Details on how to donate will be at the bottom. :)
Now back to what I was actually talking about, M.E awareness week.
So what, I hear you ask, can I do to help?? Well there are plenty of things you can do, as I am about to show you in the bullet pointed section below. I'm sure you can come up with many more ideas, too!!
- Shop online!!
By shopping through this link 3-15% of the cost of your order will be donated automatically to Ayme!
Got any old or unwanted items? Sell them on Ebay and donate some of the money to an M.E. charity.
- The Classic
Shave your head, legs, eyebrows or (come on boys!) your chest for charity. This is an easy thing to do and its lots of fun and will get lots of people donating!!
So please visit our website at : Just Giving, where you will be able to safely sponsor my abseil! You can donate securely by credit card, Paypal, or even by text (!) - and gift aid is supported. The money goes directly to AYME, through Just Giving.
If you can share the links to this post and to my Just Giving site on Twitter, Facebook, & any other social networking sites you use, that would be amazing! And if you have any questions or just want to say hi, you can find me at @Rorysinger_ayme on Twitter, or http://www.facebook.com/rory.singer on Facebook.
Thanks for reading and again, a massive thanks to Susannah.
Hope to hear from you soon,
I'd love to hear your reply and I know it'll be valued by other readers too! I always try to respond, please just be aware that it can take me some time to find the energy to do so as I've been particularly ill recently and struggling to get online. Thanks for reading! :)