Today is International M.E/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness day!
There are lots of people all over the UK, actually, all over the world fundraising all week but especially today and you can do your bit too. As we cant run a sponsored marathon or anything energetic I believe that this Sunday the 17th we’re having a virtual Princess Tea Party where other sufferers and supporters will be dressing up as a princess and raising a cup of tea to M.E/CFS and Fibre Awareness Week which you can join too by using the hashtags #MEAwarenessWeek, #VirtualTeaPartyForME and #TeaPartyForME.
I understand not everyone has the money to donate to charity, I myself don’t as I can’t work although I’m lucky enough that my parents can still support me through this difficult time. I’m determined to pay them back in the future somehow.
You can help spread awareness though too. I don’t know anyone who doesn't have social media these days, even my Grandad has now!
If You have Twitter you can Tweet the hashtag #MEAwarenessDay to help spread the word and show your support to me and my fellow spoonies. You can also retweet any spoonies posts as I’m sure we’ll all be out in force trying to raise as much awareness as possible.
I’ll make a post on my Facebook which you can share and like or even comment on to spread the word and hopefully help to educate more and more people about these invisible illnesses. Also Facebook now use hashtags too. #MEAwarenessDay
I’ll post a picture of me and something M.E related which you can all like and comment on and regram if you can and of course hashtag it with #MEAwarenessDay.
I’ll also post my link to my blog on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram where you can all share, retweet, comment, like and all that too. I’d really appreciate it as I’ve tried to post so much information about M.E/CFS and Fibromyalgia over the past year and a half. As much as my poorly body can take me sat at my laptop. I’ll also post some old M.E and Fibre related posts on my social media pages throughout the week which you can share etc.
You could also educate yourself more and read old blog posts of mine or search for other bloggers on google as there are so many and read about other peoples experiences.
You can also go on the ME Associations website where they have lots of information about M.E/CFS and what you could do to help.
It’s not asking much and wouldn’t take up a lot of time either, something so simple can help me and other spoonies feel less alone and like someone understands!
If you do want to donate which would be lovely and very, very much appreciated as we need funding for research and testing. You don’t have to donate a lot but every penny counts and you never know, your money could go towards finding a cure or a new form of treatment to help people who suffer from these horrible, horrible illnesses. You can find out where to donate on all these websites.
If you have any trouble finding these or any questions please let me know.
Thank you to anyone who helps us spoonies out!
Take care and I’ll speak to you tomorrow!