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Wednesday, April 1
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice. Appointments only. Tel 0151 298 2999 to make one.

Wednesday, April 1
Meerbrook Village Hall, near Leek, Staffordshire ST13 8SL, 11am-12.30pm

Meeting of Staffordshire Moorlands ME Support Group. All welcome. For more information, please phone 01538 300101 or email: me-staffsmoorlands@outlook.com

Thursday, April 2
Midsteeple, 1 Midsteeple, Dumfries DG1 2BH, 1-3pm

Monthly social meeting of the Dumfries and Galloway ME Network. For more information about this group, please phone Craig Woods on 01387 811082 or email: craig.dgme@yahoo.co.uk It’s on the first floor but accessible with entry through the Midsteeple Box Office.

Monday, April 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, April 7
Mourne Country Hotel, 52 Belfast Road, Newry, Northern Ireland, 7-9.15pm

Monthly meeting of the Newry and Mourne ME/FM Support Group. Speaker: Dr Joe McVeigh on pain and pain mechanisms. Admission free to members, £3 to non-members. Al welcome. Refreshments (£1 donation requested please).

Wednesday, April 8
Living Well Centre, Scarisbrook Avenue, Southport PR8 1NW, 10.30am-12noon

Tea and empathy coffee morning held by the NeuroSupport organisation. These coffee mornings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Maryam, tel: 0151 298 2999, mobile: 07930 180 861l, email: Maryam@neurosupport.org.uk

Wednesday, April 8
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice. Appointments only. Tel 0151 298 2999 to make one.

Saturday, April 11
Park Hotel, Ramsey, Isle of Man, 2pm

Social gathering organised by ME Support (Isle of Man). If you would like a lift, please email celia@manx.net

Sunday, April 12
Welsh Road Farm, Offchurch, Leamington Spa CV33 9BG

Sophie Cullen from Atherstone, will be taking part in the Wolf Run to raise money for the ME Association. If you would like to support Sophie as she tackles just about every obstacle in the book, please visit her online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Sophie-Cullen3

Wednesday, April 15
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice. Appointments only. Tel 0151 298 2999 to make one.

Saturday, April 18
Straight Road Community Centre, Straight Road, Colchester CO3 8LF, 2pm

AGM of the Colchester ME Support Group, followed by discussion. Refreshments available. For more information, or to join, please email viv.mills@colchester-mesh.org.uk

Wednesday, April 22
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice. Appointments only. Tel 0151 298 2999 to make one.

Saturday, April 25
Manx Blind Welfare Society, Corrin Court, Heywood Avenue, Onchan, Isle of Man 11am

AGM of ME Support, Isle of Man, followed by refreshments and a chance to socialise. All welcome. For more information about this group, please email Celia Marshall at celia@manx.net

Wednesday, April 29
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice. Appointments only. Tel 0151 298 2999 to make one.

Monday, May 4
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, May 5
Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH, 1pm

Free public lecture:’Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Not Just Tired All The Time!’ given by Dr Alistair Miller, infectious diseases consultant at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. 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 5
Debenhams Restaurant, Castle Quay, Banbury, OX16 7DP, 12noon-1.30pm

Oxfordshire ME Group for Action (OMEGA) social. For more information about the group, please email: enquire.omega@gmail.com or phone 01865 766310.

Thursday, May 7
Midsteeple, 1 Midsteeple, Dumfries DG1 2BH, 1-3pm

Monthly social meeting of the Dumfries and Galloway ME Network. For more information about this group, please phone Craig Woods on 01387 811082 or email: craig.dgme@yahoo.co.uk It’s on the first floor but accessible with entry through the Midsteeple Box Office.

Saturday, May 9
Danny House, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, 7.30pm

Fundraising Dance to celebrate VE Day with Michael Giverney and Jo Kimber. Tickets cost £20 and are available from reMEmber. Dress is Black Tie, Uniform or 1940s. Please send cheques payable to reMEmber to PO Box 1647, Hassocks BN6 9QL.

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Monday, May 11
Four Pillars Hotel, Sandford-on-Thames OX4 4GX, 1.15-3pm

Oxfordshire ME Group for Action (OMEGA) social. For more information about the group, please email: enquire.omega@gmail.com or phone 01865 766310.

Thursday, May 14
Shillingford Bridge Hotel, nr Wallingford, OX10 8LZ, 12noon-2pm

Oxfordshire ME Group for Action (OMEGA) social. For more information about the group, please email: enquire.omega@gmail.com or phone 01865 766310.

May 15-17
Fundraising weekend

Kathryn Gower from Swindon in Wiltshire, who was diagnosed with CFS/ME last year, is arranging a weekend of fundraising activities for the ME Association. There will be an all-night pool party, a PJ day, a bike ride and more. If you would like to support Kathryn’s event, please visit her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Katnap

Saturday, May 16
18 Nursery Gardens, Whittlesey, Peterborough, 10am-12noon

Peterborough ME Group coffee morning at the home of Marian and John Dunham. £2 admission and a raffle in aid of ME research. Please do come along and bring a friend. We have plenty of room!

Sunday, May 17
‘Blue Sunday’ Tea Party

Anna Jones organises her annual ‘Blue Sunday’ Tea Party to mark ME Awareness Week. For details of how to join, visit Anna’s blog http://lifeintheslowlanewithme.blogspot.co.uk at or check her Twitter feed @theslowlane_ME

Wednesday, May 20
Community Learning Room, Customer Service Centre, Bunny Hill, Hylton Lane, Townend Farm, Sunderland CR5 4BW, 7.15-8.45pm

Tyne and Wear ME/CFS Support Group meeting. For more information about then group, please phone Pauline Donaldson on 0191 455 6959.

Thursday, May 21
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.

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

We have only  two guaranteed places left for people who would like to take part in this event while raising money for the ME Association, and they’re filling up fast. If you would like one of those places, please email our fundraiser today: Helen.Hyland@meassociation.org.uk

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

10th annual International Invest in ME Conference.
Download leaflet HERE

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
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

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

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

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

Thursday, July 16
Wildlife Trust Centre Building, Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH, 7.30p
m
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.

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

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

Thursday, September 17
Wildlife Trust Centre Building, Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH, 7.30p
m
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.

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
m
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, 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
m
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).


About 3,500 people a day are visiting this website and they might well be looking at this page. These events may also be included in our ME Essential magazine. To have your event listed, please email Tony Britton or phone/text: 07516 656 537.