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Monday, May 25
BUPA London 10k event, Central London

We now have a full team of 14 runners for the BUPA London 10k and wish them all well when they take part in the race on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25. The race starts on The Mall and takes runners past some of the most iconic landmarks in the world.
If you would like to support any of them, please click on the blue highlighted name and that will take you through to their online fundraising page.

Detail from the front of our T-shirt that many of the runners will be wearing

Detail from the front of our T-shirt that many of the runners will be wearing

Clare Rose Williamson is no runner. But she’s VERY determined not to fail. Her sister was diagnosed with ME in 2013.
She writes, “For me though, raising money for the ME Association is much more than just raising money for a great cause it’s also about showing support for my sister. I really do admire her never give up attitude; through it all she’s always trying something new to help her beat it! She is an inspiration!… I will find this difficult, but not nearly as much of a challenge as day to day living poses for someone with ME”
Rhiannon Payne first ran in London for The ME Association in 2014 – partly as a celebration for having recovered from ME. She has generously offered to run for The ME Association in this, and two other races this year.
Clare Biddle ran her first half marathon last year in Nottingham for The ME Association. She learned about ME from someone she met on holiday. She’s been fundraising hard for us ever since. She will be joined this year by her friend Abbie Pikett.
Carrie Smith is a friend of Jamie Strong – our Trustee Nicky’s son. She’s leading the way with her fundraising at present, having raised over £400 with more to come if she finishes in under 55 minutes.
Brother and sister James and Christina Pearce are running because their mum has had ME for over 13 years and, therefore, for most of their lives. Christina is an experienced runner and will be supporting her brother’s training as this will be his first 10k run.
Josh Gunton has been keen to run for ME Association in London for a while. He’s joined by his friend Luke Thomas.
Harriet Bannington was the first team member to start fundraising – in particular support of her good friend Meghan Curran who has ME. Meghan’s husband Paul has also been persuaded to run in the team.
Richard Eagle is a keen runner – having taken part in many physical challenges before – including The Three Peaks, the London to Paris bike ride and other runs and triathlon events. He is running in support of his cousin Hannah who has suffered from ME for nearly three years and is housebound presently.
Paul Bloomfield runs in support of his wife Heather who has M.E. Paul writes: “I am really happy to be involved and be doing something to help (in a small way). My wife has now had ME for the last 20 years”.
Max Roy joins the team to run for his mum. She succumbed to ME over the last few years. He runs the race for the ME Association, “in the hope that they find a cure and help my mother and the other 250,000 people who suffer daily from this terrible illness”.

Monday, May 25
65 Tudor Gardens, Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1LB, 11am-1pm

West Wales ME/FM Group get-together. Transport can be arranged from the bus or train stations. Parking is available. More info:Tina tretuil@talktalk.net or 01437 454 359.

dsc05501bTuesday, May 26
Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH, 1pm

Free public lecture: ‘Standing up for Fatigue’ given by Professor Julia Newton, head of the ME/CFS research group at the Univerrsity of Newcastle, and Professor Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research at Northumbria University..The lecture will give insight into our understanding of fatigue and the implications for one of the many symptoms experienced by people with CFS/ME. You do not need to register for this free public event. It will be run on a “first come, first served” basis, so please feel free to arrive a little early to ensure that you can get a seat. Doors will be opened half an hour before the start of the event.

Tuesday, May 26
Tenby Hospital, 4-5.30pm

West Wales FM/ME/CFS Support Group get-together. More information,teL; 0844 887 2385 or email: fibrowestwales@hotmail.com

Friday, May 29
1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, central London.

10th annual International Invest in ME Conference. www.investinme.eu/index.shtml#agenda
SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS
08.55 Dr Ian Gibson – Conference Opens
09.05 Professor Ian Charles – Keynote Speech: Solving ME: What a Research Park Has to Offer in Resolving a Chronic Disease
09.30 Dr Luis Nacul – Incidence and Prevalence of ME
09.55 Dr Amolak Bansal – Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis: Combining clinic and research
10.25 Refreshments Break
10.50 Professor Mady Hornig – Markers of Immunity and Metabolism in ME/CFS
11.25 Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik Dr Don Staines tbc – Update from National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases – NCNED
11.55 Dr Jo Cambridge – B-cell biology and ME/CFS
12.20 IiME Projects – Student Researchers The Next Generation
12.45 Refreshments Hot buffet Lunch
13.45 Dr Neil Harrison – Immune-Brain Communication and Relationship to Inflammation
14.10 Professor Jonas Bergquist – Proteomics in ME/CFS
14.35 Dr Claire Hutchinson – Biomarkers for ME: Visual Processing and ME/CFS
15.00 Professor Betsy Keller – Molecular markers before/after exercise /Activity guidelines to avoid symptom flares
15.00 Refreshments Break
15.25 Dr John Chia – Enterovirus Research in ME/CFS
16.15 Dr Oystein Fluge / Professor Olav Mella – Multi-centre Rituximab Clinical Trial for ME/CFS
17.10 Plenary Will ME Be Treatable/Cured?
17.30 Dr Ian Gibson – Adjourn

Saturday, May 30
Sheldrake Suite, The Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9NN, 2pm

reMEmber conference. Speakers: MEA medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd, MEA diet and nutrition adviser Sue Luscombe and Dr Clare McDermott, Southampton University researcher. Parkinbg close-by is available. Entry is by ticket (£3) which includes refreshments. Please apply to reMEmber for tickets and send a stamped ad- dressed envelope with your cheque made payable to reMEmber. PO Box 1647, Hassocks, BN6 9GQ mme_cfs@hotmail.com, tel: 01273 831733

Saturday, May 30
Connacht Hotel (formerly Carlton Hotel), Dublin Road, Renmore, Galway City, Republic of Ireland, 2.45pm

Irish ME/CFS Association meeting. Guest speaker (followed by a question and answer session): Dr Abhijit Chaudhuri, consultant neurologist at the Essex Centre of Neurological Science, is now arguably the leading practising neurologist with an interest in ME/CFS/post-viral syndromes in Great Britain and Ireland. Research on fatigue in common neurological disorders is the main theme of Dr. Chaudhuri’s work. He takes special interest in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and did his PhD thesis on it. For more information, contact: Irish ME/CFS Association, PO Box 3075, Dublin 2. Tel: (Dublin) 2350965 Email: info@irishmecfs.org Website: www.irishmecfs.org

Saturday, May 30
Birmingham Cathedral, 11am-4.45pm

“Come and Sing with John Rutter” event in aid of The ME Trust. John – who is patron of both the ME Trust and the ME Association – will lead an informal singing workshop designed to introduce singing enthusiasts of all ages to some of John’s favourite choral pieces including his own Requiem. Music will be provided. No pressure – as there is no formal concert at the end.
Tickets, including all music scores, cost £20 for Adults and £12 for under 18s. Book your place by May 29 at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-john-rutter-singing-day-at-birmingham-cathedral-tickets-15436912220

Sunday, May 31
Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, Old Airport Road, Cloghran (Santry), Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, 11am

Irish ME/CFS Association meeting. Guest speaker (followed by a question and answer session): Dr Abhijit Chaudhuri, consultant neurologist at the Essex Centre of Neurological Science, is now arguably the leading practising neurologist with an interest in ME/CFS/post-viral syndromes in Great Britain and Ireland. Research on fatigue in common neurological disorders is the main theme of Dr. Chaudhuri’s work. He takes special interest in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and did his PhD thesis on it. For more information, contact: Irish ME/CFS Association, PO Box 3075, Dublin 2. Tel: (Dublin) 2350965 Email: info@irishmecfs.org Website: www.irishmecfs.org

Monday, June 1
Waterloo Community Centre, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, Sefton L22 1RD, 10.30am-12noon

Monthly tea, coffee and company meeting held by the NeuroSupport organisation. For more information, contact Maryam, tel: 0151 298 2999, mobile: 07930 180 861l, email: Maryam@neurosupport.org.uk

Tuesday, June 2
Milford Haven Christian Fellowship Hall, Marine House, Nantucket Avenue, Milford Haven, SA73 1BS 10.30am-2pm

West Wales FM/ME/CFS Support Group get-together. More information,teL; 0844 887 2385 or email: fibrowestwales@hotmail.com

Thursday, June 4
Indoor Market Café, Westgate, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 7pm (and on the first Thursday of each month).

First meeting of the Lincolnshire CFS/ME Support Group. For more information, please contact Hannah, tel: 07715 883 725.

Thursday, June 4
Meerbrook Village Hall, near Leek, Staffordshire, 11am-12.30om

Open meeting organised the Staffordshire Moorlands ME Support Group. Guest speaker: Dr Raymond Perrin, osteopath, who will talk about the Perrin Technique and his research. For more information about the group, please phone 01538 300 101 or email: me-staffsmoorlands@outlook.com

Friday, June 5
The Willowbrook Centre, Bradley Stoke, 10,30am-6pm

ME awareness and fundraising display run by Mrs Liz Wood and her daughter Helen, from Thornbury.

Friday, June 5
Hampton Court Tiltyard Café, off Hampton Court Road; buses 111, 216 and 411 stop outside, 2.30pm.

Richmond and Kingston ME Group meeting. For more information, phone the helpline on 0208 977 1508 or email Nicky at chalkiedownunder@talktalk.net

Saturday, June 13
Coleshill Social Centre, Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli SA15 3BT, 2pm

Carmarthenshire ME Group get-together. More information from John James, tel: 01267 233 793 (pm only).

Sunday, June 14
Lake Windermere in the Lake District

Charlotte Lowry, from Cambridge, and fellow team members Lee Mulderrig and Ayliffe Rose will be taking part in the Great North Swim this morning to raise money for the ME Association. They would like to raise £1,000. If you would like to support them, please visit www.justgiving.com/bigswimforMEresearch

Sunday, June 14
Straight Road Community Centre, Straight Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9EF, 2.45pm

Colchester ME Self-Help Group meeting. Speakers: Professor Basant Puri of Imperial College London on ‘Infectious causes of long-term fatigue’ and Gilian Crowther, naturopath and nutritional therapist, on ‘My Mitochondria and M.E.’ Entrance free, all welcome. For more information, please phone Vivienne Mills on 01206 530 297.

Wednesday, June 17
Isle of Man

GP Dr Helen Greig leads an ME Support (Isle of Man) introductory training session for local GPs.

Thursday, June 18
Wildlife Trust Centre Building, Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH, 7.30pm

The regular Bury and Bolton ME/CFS Support Group meeting – held here monthly at the same time except in April, August and December when there are no meetings.
Entrance fee is £1 and carers are free. There is a small car park for about 15 cars, and blue badge holders can park on the main road if the badge is displayed correctly. We meet on the second floor. There is a lift which must be operated by hand, and cannot find the bigger scooters in, but can accommodate small/average size scooters. There will be a Wildlife Trust staff member and group members on hand if you need assistance. Please see here for further details on access. Refreshments are provided, with gluten/dairy free, etc catered for as well.

Friday, June 19
Celia’s, 27 Albert Road, Kingston KT1 3DQ, 2.30pm.

Richmond and Kingston ME Group meeting. For more information, phone the helpline on 0208 977 1508 or email Nicky at chalkiedownunder@talktalk.net

Friday, June 19
Hadrian’s Wall

Three friends – Sara Roberts and her pals, Ali and Kay – will start a three-day cycle along the route of Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for the ME Association. It’s a treat for Kay’s 50th birthday! All three have a mutual friend, Lesley, who has M.E. and Sara’s 17-year-old daughter is also a sufferer. To support this terrific trio on their 175-mile cycle, please visit their fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Ali-Kay/-Sarah-Ride/

Saturday, June 20
24-hour sponsored silence

Eleven-year-old Sophie O’Leary, from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, will be keeping quiet for a whole 24 hours to raise money for the ME Association. She came up with the idea after her best friend, Ellise, was diagnosed with M.E. 18 months ago. She writes: “As her best friend, I worry on the days she’s not able to come to school, Ellise only can manage to come to school for 2 mornings a week. But some of the other kids don’t see her as being poorly, because she doesn’t always look it, and can be mean about her when she isn’t there. I’ve noticed that a lot of people just don’t understand. So I decided that I want to make a change, I wanted people to see that it is a horrible illness that really does affect the lives of people who suffer with M.E and the people in their lives that care.” If you would like to support Sophie, please visit her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Sophie-O-Leary/

Sunday, June 21
Glasgow

Jax, young son of Natalie Horne, will be taking part in the Great Scottish Toddle over 100m because his special “Grunny” Maureen has had ME for over 20 years. “It’s a horrid, horrid illness”, mum Natalie writes on her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Natalie-Horne2 Jax is raising money for the ME Association.

Monday, June 22
65 Tudor Gardens, Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1LB, 11am-1pm

West Wales ME/FM Group get-together. Transport can be arranged from the bus or train stations. Parking is available. More info:Tina tretuil@talktalk.net or 01437 454 359.

Tuesday,June 23
Tenby Hospital, 4-5.30pm

West Wales FM/ME/CFS Support Group get-together. More information,teL; 0844 887 2385 or email: fibrowestwales@hotmail.com

Wednesday, June 24
The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW, 1-4.30pm

AGM and social, Sheffield ME Group. Guest speaker: Alan Barker, homeopath, from the private clinic, Wellforce Sheffield. For more information about the group, please phone 0114 253 6700 or email: info@sheffieldmegroup.co.uk

Thursday, July 2
Indoor Market Café, Westgate, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 7pm (and on the first Thursday of each month).

First meeting of the Lincolnshire CFS/ME Support Group. For more information, please contact Hannah, tel: 07715 883 725.

Saturday, July 4
Coast-to-Coast Bike Ride

David Kerr, from Stanley in Co Durham, starts a coast-to-coast bike ride to raise money for the ME Association. To support David, please visit his online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/DavidJohnKerr1

Saturday, July 4-Sunday, July 5
Fields Park, Hackney, east London to the lost city of Dunwhich on the Suffolk Coast

Imogen Levy and her brother Matt join the Dunwich Dynamo Cycling Event – aiming to cycle 120 miles overnight from Field Park in East London to the Suffolk coast to raise money for the ME Association. Their father as been suffering from M.E. for the last 10 years. If you would like to support their challenge, please visit their online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/team-funky-joe

Sunday, July 5
Espresso Bar, John Lewis store, First Floor, Kingston KT1 1TE (facing the Parish Church), 11am.

Richmond and Kingston ME Group meeting. For more information, phone the helpline on 0208 977 1508 or email Nicky at chalkiedownunder@talktalk.net

Sunday, July 5
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Foggy the M.E. Dog abseils 196m down the Spinnaker Tower on the Portsmouth waterfront in the company of his sitter, Cerianne. If you would like to support this MEA fundraiser, please visit his online fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/Foggyabseil/

Monday, July 6
Waterloo Community Centre, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, Sefton L22 1RD, 10.30am-12noon

Monthly tea, coffee and company meeting held by the NeuroSupport organisation. For more information, contact Maryam, tel: 0151 298 2999, mobile: 07930 180 861l, email: Maryam@neurosupport.org.uk

Tuesday, July 7
Milford Haven Christian Fellowship Hall, Marine House, Nantucket Avenue, Milford Haven, SA73 1BS 10.30am-2pm

West Wales FM/ME/CFS Support Group get-together. More information,teL; 0844 887 2385 or email: fibrowestwales@hotmail.com

Thursday, July 16
Wildlife Trust Centre Building, Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH, 7.30p
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The regular Bury and Bolton ME/CFS Support Group meeting – held here monthly at the same time except in April, August and December when there are no meetings.
Entrance fee is £1 and carers are free. There is a small car park for about 15 cars, and blue badge holders can park on the main road if the badge is displayed correctly. We meet on the second floor. There is a lift which must be operated by hand, and cannot find the bigger scooters in, but can accommodate small/average size scooters. There will be a Wildlife Trust staff member and group members on hand if you need assistance. Please see here for further details on access. Refreshments are provided, with gluten/dairy free, etc catered for as well.

Saturday, July 18
18 Nursery Gardens, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1TE, 5pm

Fish and chip tea held by the Peterborough ME Support Group at the home of John and Marian Dunham. Puddings are always provided by members of the team. Always a laugh, always fun – do come along and join us! For more information about the group, please phone 01733 203480 or email: pboromesgh@ntlworld.com

Saturday, July 18
Pen Y Fan, highest peak in the Brecon Beacons

Gavin Holmes, Matt Jackson and Lisa Hammond will be entering the 24km ‘Fandance’ race over two sides of Pen Y Fan to raise money for the ME Association. Gavin, from Chesterfield in Derbyshire, says it “time to be challenged for a worthy cause” and he’s persuaded his two team members to join in. If you would like to support them, please visit their online page at www.justgiving.com/GavHolmes

Monday, July 20
Linda’s, Florence Villa, Park Lane, Teddington, Mddx TW11 0HY, 2.30pm.

Richmond and Kingston ME Group meeting. For more information, phone the helpline on 0208 977 1508 or email Nicky at chalkiedownunder@talktalk.net

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Sunday, July 26
Thorne Lock Marina, Lock Hill, Thorne, Doncaster DN8 5EP, arrive by 9.30am

Leger ME Group day out on board the community canal barge, The Ethel. Fully wheelchair-accessible. Cost of the day out £20, including refreshments. £10 secures your place. Depending on numbers we may be able to arrange hire a mini bus or share of a taxi. Please contact Mike on 01302 787353
email: mike@danum.me.uk if required.

Wednesday, August 5
Hampton Court Tiltyard Café, off Hampton Court Road; buses 111, 216 and 411 stop outside, 11am.

Richmond and Kingston ME Group meeting. For more information, phone the helpline on 0208 977 1508 or email Nicky at chalkiedownunder@talktalk.net

Wednesday, August 12
Blue Wig-a-thon for a week

Lianne Sykes, from Morley in Leeds, will be wearing a blue wig for a week as a fun MEA fundraiser. Lianne is a regular supporter – having taking part in the last two BUPA London 10k events to raise money for us. If you would like to support her, please visit her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Lianne-Sykes3/

Saturday, August 15
Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AP, 11am

Emma Hearn, from Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, will be taking opart in the 5k Big Fun Run in Liverpool to raise money for the MEA. Head to Sefton Park if you want to watch the event. Even better – please visit www.justgiving.com/emma-hearn1 and put a quid or two into Emma’s fundraising account. Thank you!

Friday, August 21
Nicky’s, 22 California Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3RU 2.30pm.

Richmond and Kingston ME Group meeting. For more information, phone the helpline on 0208 977 1508 or email Nicky at chalkiedownunder@talktalk.net

Saturday, August 29
Nikki Onraet and her daughter Brittany, from Gravesend in London, undertake a 26-mile walking challenge to raise money for the ME Association. Brittany’s brother, Cai, has had ME since the age of 14. If you would like to support them, please visit Brittany’s fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/brittany-onreat

September
Ecuador

Ewan Ross will be climbing Mount Cotopaxi in Ecuador(19,300ft) to raise money for the ME Association. His wife, Jackie, has ME and he writes that he wants to do what he can to raise awareness of the difficulty in obtaining treatment for the illness. “The last doctor told her to take a multi-vitamin. I could not believe that so little is known about ME”. Ross is a veteran in the world of having challenges – he’s already been up to Everest Base Camp and has take part in both the Great North and the Great South Runs. If you would like to support Ewan’s fundraising for The MEA,please visit his online page at www.justgiving.com/ewanrosscotopaxi

Saturday, September 5
Caffe Nero, Broad Street, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8QZ, 11am.

Richmond and Kingston ME Group meeting. For more information, phone the helpline on 0208 977 1508 or email Nicky at chalkiedownunder@talktalk.net

Saturday 12-Sunday 13 September
Putney Bridge to Henley

Steven Kirtley, whose wife Jen was diagnosed with ME and Fibromyalgia in 2011 after being ill for four years, is taking the Thames Path Challenge – walking 100km along the towpath in the space of 20 to 30 hours – to raise money for the ME Association. If you would like to support Steven, please visit his fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/SteveKirtley/

Sunday, September 13
Great North Run, Gateshead to Newcastle

Davy Smith from Amble in Northumberland is taking part in this – the biggest of all the half-marathons in the UK – to raise money for the ME Association. His fiancée has suffered with ME for the past 10 years. If you would like to support Davy’s fundraising, please visit his online page at www.justgiving.com/Davy-Smith1

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Wednesday, September 16
Isle of Man

ME Support (Isle of Man) meeting. Guest speaker: Dr Charles Shepherd, medical adviser to the ME Association.

Wednesday, September 17
Isle of Man

MEA medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd leads an ME Support (Isle of Man) training session for local GPs.

Thursday, September 17
Wildlife Trust Centre Building, Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH, 7.30p
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The regular Bury and Bolton ME/CFS Support Group meeting – held here monthly at the same time except in April, August and December when there are no meetings.
Entrance fee is £1 and carers are free. There is a small car park for about 15 cars, and blue badge holders can park on the main road if the badge is displayed correctly. We meet on the second floor. There is a lift which must be operated by hand, and cannot find the bigger scooters in, but can accommodate small/average size scooters. There will be a Wildlife Trust staff member and group members on hand if you need assistance. Please see here for further details on access. Refreshments are provided, with gluten/dairy free, etc catered for as well.

Sunday, September 27
Dales Bike Centre, Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL11 6AW, 10.45am start

Tim Day, from Sudbury in Suffolk, has entered the ‘Ard Rock Mountain Bike Marathon – a single timed lap over 40 miles of rough terrain – to raise money for the MEA. His girlfriend has M.E. Tim wants to show he’s as ‘ard as they come so please chip in a couple of quid into his fundraising account to show you support him. It’s at www.justgiving.com/TDAY-ME

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Saturday, October 3
Tiffin School, Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT2 6RL, 2-5pm

Our annual ME Question Time, co-hosted this year by the Richmond and Kingston ME Group. Speakers will include Dr Amolak Bansal, consultant immunologist at St Helier Hospital and clinical lead with the local NHS ME/CFS service, MEA medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd, Young ME Sufferers Trust executive director Jane Colby, specialist dietitian Sue Luscombe and paediatrician Dr Nigel Speight, Plenty of parking available. More details later.

Sunday, October 4
Eilidh McGowan, from Lennoxtown, Glasgow, will be taking part in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run today because her mum has had M.E. for nine years. If you would like to support Eilidh, please visit her online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/EMcGowan

Tuesday October 13 – Wednesday October 14
Novotel, Newcastle

Annual conference of the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative. More details as we receive them.

Thursday, October 15
Wildlife Trust Centre Building, Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH, 7.30p
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The regular Bury and Bolton ME/CFS Support Group meeting – held here monthly at the same time except in April, August and December when there are no meetings.
Entrance fee is £1 and carers are free. There is a small car park for about 15 cars, and blue badge holders can park on the main road if the badge is displayed correctly. We meet on the second floor. There is a lift which must be operated by hand, and cannot find the bigger scooters in, but can accommodate small/average size scooters. There will be a Wildlife Trust staff member and group members on hand if you need assistance. Please see here for further details on access. Refreshments are provided, with gluten/dairy free, etc catered for as well.

Saturday, October 24
Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, near Llanberis, Snowdonia, 10.30am

Start of the Snowdonia Marathon in which Philip Craven, from Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, will take part to raise money for the ME Association.

Sunday, October 25
Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, near Portsmouth.

Davinia Stapleton will be taking part in the Morrisons Great South Run to raise money for the MEA. if you would like to support her, please visit Davinia’s fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Davinia-Stapleton1

Sunday, November 15
Starts Trafalgar Square

London walks guide David Flintham conducts a walking tour round Tyranny and Treason, sites in central London that tell the story of one of the most dramatic periods in our island’s history when parliament was disbanded, the country went to war, the monarch was executed and briefly England became a republic. The tour will be free but donations will be invited for the ME Association. Bookings are a must! To find out more, visit http://www.discoveringbritain.org/walks/region/greater-london/london-civil-war.html

Thursday, November 19
Wildlife Trust Centre Building, Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH, 7.30p
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The regular Bury and Bolton ME/CFS Support Group meeting – held here monthly at the same time except in April, August and December when there are no meetings.
Entrance fee is £1 and carers are free. There is a small car park for about 15 cars, and blue badge holders can park on the main road if the badge is displayed correctly. We meet on the second floor. There is a lift which must be operated by hand, and cannot find the bigger scooters in, but can accommodate small/average size scooters. There will be a Wildlife Trust staff member and group members on hand if you need assistance. Please see here for further details on access. Refreshments are provided, with gluten/dairy free, etc catered for as well.

2016

March 10-13
Hollywood, Florida

Provisional dates for the biennial research and clinical conference of the International Association for CFS and ME (IACFS).

Wednesday, November 23
Costa Rica

Kathryn Gower, from Swindon in Wiltshire, will be starting her coast-to-coast walk through the Costa Rican rainforest today to raise money for the MEA. if you would like to support her, please visit Kathryn’s fundraising page www.justgiving.com/katkando


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