I want to tell you about the Just Four Quid (JFQ) campaign and my part in it.
Each week the Just Four Quid blog gives tips to save you money (with a pinch of good humour). You’ll be able to find things to help you save lots of money over the next year and maybe you will consider donating a little of what you save to the campaign?
ME Research UK and the ME Assocation (for the Ramsay Research Fund) have joined together for the JFQ campaign to raise £1 million pounds by May 2010. That’s just four quid for every one of the 250,000 people in the UK with ME/CFS.
Money raised will go towards furthering biomedical research into ME which is currently not receiving any funding from the UK government. Hence needing to raise money for it ourselves.
I’ve done my own digital drawing to celebrate JFQ:
I’ve set up my own fundraising page to raise funds for ME Research JFQ.
I can’t climb a mountain or run a marathon to fundraise but I can do this.
I’ll be doing my best to contribute each week when I’m able until May 2010. I’m also hoping to give a little from all the money I make on my art this year.
I made a start this May donating through the main JFQ ME Research page. But I thought it would be good to now have my own fundraising page to share with you all.
I know times are getting tough. But if you feel able to give something, or to use the money saving tips and give a little back to the campaign – thank you.
Whilst my life is severely affected by ME/CFS I maintain hope that one day I will be better and lead a full active life once more. Research can offer insights into causes, treatments and maybe even a cure that could make that hope a reality one day.
Thanks for reading.
PS: If anyone wants to use this drawing (for free) for the campaign they can.
Please don’t edit the image without asking. Anything other than personal use (individual’s blog etc) I would like a credit please.
An even larger version is available on request firstname.lastname@example.org