Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 14:46 GMT on Wednesday, 8th August 2012.
Samantha appeals for donours in order to keep M.E. Support Group going

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SAMANTHA McInnes has issued an appeal to her online fans as the young M.E. awareness campaigner seeks to raise funds in order to continue her support group.

Samantha, who lives in Moodiesburn, was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalopathy (M.E.), a chronic illness which is estimated to currently affect 250,000 people in the UK; its symptoms often include fatigue, malaise, headaches, muscle aches and cognitive dysfunction, in 2010.

Since being diagnosed Samantha has gone to create samandme.org, her own blog, which gives viewers Samantha’s personal reflection on living life with M.E, and carry the London 2012 Olympic Torch.

Since creating her website, young Samantha has gone from strength to strength, with her website reaching record numbers in quick time, with viewers clicking on regularly.

Following on from her success, McInnes went on to create an M.E. support group, which was then held regularly at Moodiesburn’s Pivot Centre.

Yesterday, though, Samantha had to appeal for donations in order to keep the group going. Some of you may know that I run a local support group for people with M.E.” Samantha said through the website’s Facebook page.

“Until now I have financed the venue and the meet up site myself by selling random crap I have collected over the years on eBay”, Samantha added.

“Unfortunately I have no more random crap left to sell so I am going to jump off a cliff. But do not worry I will have a bungee rope attached to me. If you would like to sponsor my bungee jump on 2nd of Sep 2012 you can see me in person and sign my sponsor form or donate via Paypal.

“I understand that everyone is tight for money at the moment so if all you can spare is 10p every little helps.”

You can donate to Samantha’s M.E. Support Group fund through Paypal,