Donate

Help support patients and the researchers that support them

Our advocacy work wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of people who want to support the cause. We value any contribution that you can make. There are a few ways in which you can help:

1) Donate to the operational costs of this website and awareness campaign
Helps fund the website, media and marketing, fundraising merchandise such as blue ribbons, etc.

2) Donate to your local state organisation
Helps your local organisation provide its support and services

3) Donate to research
Contributes to funding vital ME/CFS research

You may even like to consider a split donation

1) Donate to the operational costs of this website and awareness campaign

This website – May12th.org.au – needs money to run, and money to be able to grow and make an impact. Donations help with website expenses, media and marketing, fundraising merchandise such as blue ribbons, and other expenses surrounding this project, as well as a 7% management fee*.

This campaign is being managed by ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc. as a collaborative project with a separate bank account for managing project costs. Your donation will go into our dedicated May12th bank account, which is kept separate from regular organisation expenses. As this website and project is being managed by ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc., our organisation name appears on receipts and bank accounts, rather than “May12th”. We are a registered charity audited annually, and have deductible gift recipient status.

Make a direct deposit into our May12th bank account

BSB: 126-540
Account Number: 22566894
Account Name: ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA Inc

(You may like to label the account in your online banking address book as May12th to differentiate it between our org account and our May12th account).

Donate via GiveMatcher

Our current donation platform of choice is GiveMatcher. Givematcher allows residents and businesses from anywhere in Australia to donate to our May12th project.

Who issues receipts to donors?
Givematcher send the receipts to donors. This is because in the first instance Givematcher receives the donations, and then donates these directly to our charity. (Givematcher are fully licensed by both the federal government and each state and territory government to be able to do this).

2) Donate to your local state organisation

Your local state organisation needs all of the support it can get. To donate, head to our Find Your Local Organisation page and click through to their websites.

3) Donate to research

In time, we would love to be receiving enough donations so that we are able to then donate a portion of them to research in Australia. At present, we are still compiling this list of researchers who are accepting donations, so check back at a later date.

* 7% of donations are forwarded to ME/CFS Lyme Association of WA as a management fee for their time and workload with this initiative and project. (i.e: For every $1,000 raised for this May12th project, $70 is provided to WA to help fund their own projects and services, and $930 remains dedicated to May12th expenses). WA is low on fundraising and donations, with WA volunteers having contributed over 100 hours toward this project free of charge; taking time away from their own charity. If you are a WA resident, business, patient or member, we encourage you to donate directly to WA rather than to this May12th project so that your local WA charity is able to meet its annual expenses and provide further support and services to the local patient community.

Page last updated on 9 May 2017