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MEA launch Justgiving page to raise remaining funds to get Dr Lipkin to UK

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Sasha, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    The MEA have invited Dr Lipkin to be a keynote speaker at the conference of the UK ME/CFS Research Collaborative, which will be held in Bristol on 1-2 Sept 2014.

    They need £3,1000 and have already got £1,725.

    Here's the Justgiving page - pile on, everybody! This would be a fantastic thing for the UK. Imagine the positive media coverage we could get out of this!

    https://www.justgiving.com/ProfIanLipkinAppeal

    Come on, everyone!
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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    Done. Thank the gods it is now organised :)
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    It's going well - they've had 11 donations since they set up today and they're now at £1,905 - not far to go to target! :thumbsup:
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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    This has gone off like a rocket - they're had nearly £500 on its first day (today) and they're nearly 2/3 there. :balloons:

    Have pooled some money with rellies and donated. I'd encourage anyone to give - you can see everybody's tenners adding up there. A hundred more people chipping in a tenner and they're done. :thumbsup:
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  5. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    Just made a small donation. They all count. We're now at 70%
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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    A name like Lipkin, and having him there with the non-bio-lobby would make a world of difference I think. I might try and add some more next week when the pension comes in if I can. Be nice to make even more of his time here in the UK if he comes - to ensure he is able to speak to as many as possible beyond any speech at the conference perhaps.
  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Yes - I'm really hoping that we can get him in front of as much media as possible while he's here.

    Lots of donations now - 78% there with £2,435 after 33 donations.

    Let's keep chipping in - nearly there! :thumbsup:
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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    I think they'll be doing a mailing to all organisations etc. in the UK at least to try and get that little bit more needed. Dr Shepherd is meeting with Dr Lipkin in California this week of course. Charles is off to Heathrow later this evening I understand. Wish I was going. Been whistling YMCA all morning :)
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  9. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    We're very nearly there, I've just donated again because we really really need him here.
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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    MEA have just emailed the following to all those signed up with them:

    Hopefully, it will also be mailed to all the support groups on the website. We're so close now. Surely we can make it?! :)

    I will be donating more as well when my pension arrives on Thursday :balloons:
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  11. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    87% there now with £2,700 - final straight! Let's keep donating!

    Really, really excited about Dr Lipkin's visit to the UK. This will be HUGE for us! :)
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  12. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    We did it! £3,192 raised in five days by 33 donors. We're actually over target by £92!

    Well done to everyone who donated. This is hugely exciting for the UK!

    :balloons::thumbsup::balloons::thumbsup::balloons:
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    justy Senior Member

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    is this conference open to patients? i'm sure there must be a thread somewhere - brain not at tis best at the moment, can someone point me in the right direction?
  14. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I don't know - haven't seen any info yet.
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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    @justy the agenda has yet to be properly finalised or published. There will be a patient workshop at which all the researchers (I understand) will be presenting to patients including Dr Lipkin.
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    justy Senior Member

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    I would love to go... Bristol could be doable for me with a helper.
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