It’s Day 7 of Week 52! After 364 days of blogging (well, apart from Christmas) it’s time to thank you all for your many cheery messages, your moneysaving efforts and your very many generous donations.
I am of course not the only one who wants to thank you: here is Tony Britton from the ME Assocation for the Ramsay Research Fund:
“Thank you to everybody who supported the Ramsay Research Fund through the Just Four Quid campaign during the year. We were very impressed at the innovative thinking which created the campaign and encouraged joint working between the MEA and ME Research UK on a fundraising project. It worked and it bodes well for the future!”
…and Dr Neil Abbot from ME Research UK:
“Money is the platform which supports all biomedical research, but studies are very expensive. This is why Zonko’s campaign has been so worthwhile – not only has it raised money towards our portfolio of research projects, but it has raised awareness across the board of the illness and the need for scientific investigation. Thank you Zonko for a marvelous campaign. And thank you to all who donated – we know some of you (such as Fiona Taylor who campaigned among her friends throughout the year and netted over £1000 on her own), but to the many others, a big hug! And please remember, Zonko’s JFQ fundraising pages remain open for another 12 months, so there’s still the chance to contribute to the cause.”
I second all that! We’ve done extremely well to raise as much as we have (and in a recession!). This has been, and remains, one of the most exciting and promising periods for ME/CFS research ever – let’s keep using our new moneysaving tricks to fund future donations and do everything we can to keep up the momentum.
Thank you all for following the campaign and for your fantastic efforts in raising and donating money. I’ve been enormously impressed and inspired by your enthusiasm, generosity and support along the way. Every time you’ve donated or posted a message it has helped encourage everybody (including me!) and the example you’ve set will be a lasting boost to everyone for the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I’ve had loads of fun writing the blog and chatting with you along the way. But now, with my good wishes for us all for the future, it’s time for me to swirl my cloak and ride off on my virtual horse into the sunset. Goodbye, all, good luck and good health!
Money I’ve raised today: £8.00 (Just Four Quid for each of our charities – why not!)
Money I’ve raised so far: £919.52 (see my personal Justgiving pages via the links at the bottom of the sidebar, plus some I accidentally put on the communal pages!)