Invest in ME Research has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.
Thanks to all of our supporters who voted for the charity we will now be able to use this award to fund the recently announced clinical fellowship that IiMER is partnering Quadram Institute in developing with the Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG.
Invest in ME Research was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.
The charity will take this opportunity to support the clinical fellowship scheme in which the charity is collaborating with Quadram Institute Bioscience to create an opportunity for a GP to spend one day a week for a year with researchers at Quadram.
This scheme will improve knowledge of ME in the community and benefit patients in the long run.
Chairman Kathleen McCall commented -
“The charity is very grateful to Ecclesiastical for this wonderful initiative to help a small charity such as ours to make further progress in improving research into ME.
We also wish to thank all those who supported the charity with their nominations – especially to our wonderful supporters who have been responsible for changing the way that ME is perceived, researched and treated over the last decade.
Invest in ME Research has made great progress thanks to this support – now arranging the premier conference week for ME, introducing a forum for young researchers, establishing a family of international biomedical researchers, initiating a European ME Clinicians Council, funding high-quality biomedical research and developing the foundations of the UK Centre of Excellence for ME.
This demonstrates what a small charity with determination and resolve can achieve when supported by such wonderful supporters”.