Doncaster, Barnsley and Dearne Valley Leger-ME
10 Thelluson Avenue
Regular monthly meetings start at 1.00 p.m., and take place at The Redmond Centre, High Street, Carcroft, Doncaster, DN6 8DN. (01302 724501) on the third Friday in the month. A good landmark to aim for are the Asda or D.F.S. stores at Carcroft. The Redmond Centre is a single story building red brick building, with parking to the rear. It is at the opposite end of High Street to the New Moon pub. There are regular bus services to Doncaster from just outside the Centre, and the nearest railway station is Adwick le Street, about half a mile away. The Redmond Centre has full disabled facilities, including a fully-fitted bathroom.
Goole Support Group
A new support group called ‘My Fibro and ME’ meets at The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole DN14 6AE on the first Tuesday of each month from 1.30 to 3.30pm.
Caroline Cattle, Secretary
Hope for ME (Christian-based registered charity)
6 Ayrton Crescent
The Network Group HOPE FOR M.E. aims to provide personal support, friendship, prayer, and creativity, and to create links across different areas of the country, preventing the isolation of M.E. sufferers in their homes. Hope for M.E. came about through a vision that God gave to our patron, Liz Babbs, many years ago. Liz and Jacquie Taylor were brought together at an M.E. retreat that Liz was leading at Lee Abbey. A strong and lasting bond was formed and eventually the group was founded by Jacquie in June 1999, originally as CHRISTIANS WITH M.E. – a prayer group of just 4 people in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Hull and East Yorkshire ME and CFS Support Group
14 Highgate Cherry Burton
Tel: Gill on 01482 679005 or Mark on 01482 822922
Kirklees Independent ME Support Group
The group is based in Kirklees but also covers the Halifax, Calderdale, Leeds and Bradford areas. We offer a friendly social network in the form of quarterly newsletters, coffee meetings, group meetings (for those that can attend) and interaction and support through email for our more distant or severely affected members.
We meet on a monthly basis for coffee and chat every second Wednesday at 10.30am-12 noon. You’ll find our friendly group in the first floor café at the House of Fraser store in the Kingsgate Centre, Huddersfield HD1 2QB – but to keep the House of Fraser happy please remember to buy your refreshments before joining us.
Leeds ME Network
Leeds ME Network is a patient self-help network sharing information of interest to people with ME/CFS, including the work of the Yorkshire Fatigue Clinic set up by senior occupational therapist Sue Pemberton, who ran the NHS specialist service for people with ME/CFS in Leeds for 22 years until her departure in 2012.
The group meets on the third Tuesday in every month at the West Yorkshire Playhouse café in central Leeds, from 12.30pm to 2pm. New members are very welcome. Look for the table with the green LMETG signs. That stands for ‘Leeds ME Theatre Group’.
Northallerton and District ME Support Group
Tel: 07949 694 640 or 07415 341 391
Contact: weekdays only, 1-6.30pm
We are a small, friendly, informal group who provide mutual support and exchange information whilst enjoying a chat and cup of tea. We welcome anyone living in Northallerton itself and the surrounding areas of Hambletonshire, Richmondshire and beyond who have an interest in ME (sufferers, their families and carers). The group meets on a monthly basis in a central Northallerton location. Meetings take place from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The meeting room has full disabled access with parking and transport links nearby. If you would like to come along to a meeting or find out more about the group, please contact us on the phone numbers above.
Rotherham ME Housebound Group
29 Rossetti Mount
01709 730 422
This is a new group in Rotherham, set up with the severely affected in mind. Susan would like initially to set up an email ‘Pen Pals’ system
Scunthorpe FMS, CFS and ME Group
Chairman: Barry Rose
Tel: 01724 347 149
This group meets at 12.30pm on the second Thursday of the month at the Central Community Centre, 26 Lindum Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6QU.
Sheffield ME Group
Joanne Richardson – Information Officer
33 Rockingham Lane
0114 253 6700
Tues-Fri: 10am-12noon, 1-4pm
Sheffield Yoga for ME/CFS
0845 582 0112
Contact between 11am and 4pm only only please The classes offer very gentle yoga, consisting of gentle stretching postures optional), breathing and relaxation techniques with an emphasis on conserving energy. Most of the time is spent lying down.
Classes are held weekly on Friday mornings in Millhouses. Additional ‘lyengar yoga’ classes are held every Tuesday afternoon in Walkley. Free transport is available.
Sheffield Yoga for ME/CFS is an independent charity that celebrated its 10th anniversary on 27 January 2012. If you would like to read about their celebration event, please click HERE.