Eastleigh based charity Invest in ME Research has been awarded £5,000 from Health Games, after receiving an outstanding 97% of votes on a public poll.
From hundreds of nominations, four charities were chosen and put to a vote, where the local Hampshire charity swept the floor with over 2,000 votes as a popular and deserving mental or physical health charity in the UK.
Kathleen McCall, Chairman, at Invest in ME Research:
‘Invest in ME Research is absolutely delighted to have received a donation of £5000. This donation from Health Games will help us to continue raising awareness of the need for biomedical research into ME.
‘The charity’s supporters are the best and we want to thank them for nominating the charity and then being so active in voting for us in this Health Games competition.’
Health Games, from the people who brought you The Health Lottery is an online gaming site operated on the platform from Gaming Realms subsidiary Bear Group Limited. Yakir Firestane, Director of Gaming said:
‘Health Games is one of the only gaming sites in Britain offering state-of-the-art games and slots for gaming fans that donates a portion of its profits to health-related charities. We look forward to continuing our support to grassroots charities like Invest in ME Research, while continuing to develop our creative and innovative platform in 2019’
In the running for the five-thousand-pound donation were Ayrshire Hospice, Poole Hospital Cancer Treatment Trust and The Stuart Low Trust, all contributing towards improving mental and physical health in Great Britain.