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Kiran Kalsi

The Silence Challenge for Severe M.E. was Amanda's idea. She is completely bed bound and unable to eat or drink anything, fed by a tube, laying...

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The Silence Challenge for Severe M.E. was Amanda's idea. She is completely bed bound and unable to eat or drink anything, fed by a tube, laying in the dark, suffering severe symptoms (including needing resus), looked after 24/7 by carers. She has also lost the ability to speak or move her facial muscles. So for Severe M.E. day she has challenged her carers and us to 24 hours no talking!

We are doing this to raise funds for the 25% M.E. Group (charity no. SC034265), a very small charity with only a few staff to cover the many people in this country in similar situations to Amanda. Unfortunately, the knowledge, care and support that should be provided by the NHS, Social Services and DWP is severely lacking, and the most severely ill and disabled are often the least able to fight for their basic rights without help. This charity has a huge workload and only a couple of part-time staff providing this much needed advocacy service, which is a lifeline to so many. Please help us by sponsoring those of us doing this Silence Challenge, or feel free to do your own sponsored Silence too! Thank you in advance for your donations xxx

Event details

The Silence Challenge for Severe M.E.

Severe M.E Awareness and Remembrance day was begun by the 25% M.E. Group 5 years ago, and is marked on 8th August as this was the birthday of Sophia Mirza who had severe M.E. (Sophia was the first person to have M.E. recorded as the cause of death on her death certificate.)

The Silence Challenge started in 2016 and we intend to keep this going as a yearly challenge. All you have to do, is pick a day and try and spend 24 hours without talking! Looks easy but wait till you've tried it!

We'd like you to join us in taking part on 8th August, but feel free to do it any day in August. You can ask people to donate to this page, and follow our news on our Facebook page or twitter:
Twitter #silencechallengeforsevereME 

Event date

01-July-2017 00:00  - 
31-August-2017 00:00

Event type

keeping quiet!!!

Event is completed


Donation by Annabel
on 29-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Kiran Kalsi & family
on 07-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 31-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
From my sponsored silence. Thanks for organising this Amanda.
Donation by Zoe Williams
on 29-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done everyone xx
Donation by Katy Hughes
on 18-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donated on behalf of Rosemary de la Porte's sponsored silence.
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Kiran and to everyone raising much needed funds for this terrible illness. Much love x
Donation by Baljeet Mudhar
on 12-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donating to support friends and all with severe ME
Donation by Jane Barnes
on 10-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by CJ Monagle
on 09-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £666.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £666.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £666.00

Donations closed

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