May is the month when we join with other charities, people with ME, families and carers in telling the world about M.E. and the impact it has on people’s lives.
Our Director, Hannah Clifton, and her friends climbed Blencathra, a fell in the Lake District, and managed to get quite a bit of attention wearing their favourite Onesie outfits. Crocodile, Bugs Bunny, Bob the builder – they were all there!
The initiative sprung from the idea to raise awareness, and honour all who can’t make such a journey but are battling even bigger climbs in their lives each day. It was also to raise much needed funds for our services. Hannah had severe M.E. for 12 years, and actually didn’t make it to the top but Simon, ‘her Knight’ since he was a child, carried up her boots to the summit for her – and also for Hanna from Norway. In M.E. Awareness Week 2016, Hanna in Norway posted a photo of herself on Facebook standing on the summit of a hill in Norway. Unable to climb, she had scratched out the image of herself. It had deeply touched Hannah’s heart and inspired the climb.
Every pound graciously donated to the Onesie walk helps sustain and grow our desperately needed clinical services and helps someone with M.E.
If you would like to contribute, the donation site is open until the end of month, or cheques can be sent at any time to to our Charity Administrator, Helen Hall, at the ME Trust, 12 William St, Windsor, SL4 1BA.
To donate online: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/onesiewalk_hannahandfriends
Watch out for announcements of more Onesie walks to come!