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About 3,000 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 send an email to email Tony Britton.

Friday, November 21- 4pm on Tuesday, November 25
Start of the ME Association’s first-ever Auction of Promises, 9am

37 lots which would make ideal Christmas presents – with many of them unique to the ME Association.
View the catalogue here www.meassociation.org.uk/2014/11/take-part-in-our-stunning-auction-of-promises-21-25-november/
Email your bid to Auction@meassociation.org.uk

Saturday, November 22
Yorkshire Fatigue Clinic, Forsyth Business Centre, Tower Court, Oakdale Road, Clifton Moor, York YO30 3XL, 2-3pm

Followed by an hour-long drop-in session that is open to all.
Carers Event: This event is aimed at the partners, friends and family members of someone experiencing CFS/ME/Chronic Fatigue. The session will develop your understanding of fatigue, how to support someone with a fatigue disorder and how to look after your own needs too. £3 per person, payable on the day. Call the clinic on 01904 557 148 or email: sue@yorkshirefatigueclinic.co.uk

Monday, November 24
Cob House (Trip Advisor) – Cob House Fisheries, Worcester Road, Wichenford, Worcester, WR6 6YE, 12.30pm

Worcestershire ME Support Group group lunch, or just drop for for a cuppa and chat.For more information about this group, please email worcsmegroup@yahoo.co.uk

Monday, November 24
65 Tudor Gardens, Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1LB, 11am-1pm

Meeting of the West Wales ME/FM Group. Transport can be arranged from the bus or train stations. Parking is available. Contact Tina tretuil@talktalk.net or tel: 01437 454359.

Wednesday, November 26
The Toby Carvery, 415 Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 6ES, 4pm

Meeting of the Croydon ME Support Group. We have met at the Toby Carvery for the last few years and it has worked well. Afternoons seem to be a good time for most and it is quiet in the restaurant at that time. Please put the date in your diary now and call nearer the time to let us know if you are able to come so we can get the right size table when I arrive. For more information about the group, please contact Danielle McCullough, tel: 07841 650 784, email: croydonme@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 26
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice session. Appointments necessary. Reserve a slot for for a face-to-face consultation by phoning 0151 298 2999.

Wednesday, November 26
House of Fraser Café, Kingsgate Centre, Huddersfield, 2-4pm.

Kirklees Independent ME Support Group coffee afternoon. Fore more information, please email kimesg@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 26
Venue to notified but either in Central Edinburgh or Glasgow, 1-3.30pm

Members’ open meeting called by the Neurological Alliance of Scotland. For more information, please contact Irene Cameron, NAoS, Mansfield Traquiar Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB, email: irene.cameron@scottishneurological.org.uk, Mobile: 07921 020258 (Tuesday to Thursday)
Web: www.scottishneurological.org.uk

Saturday, November 29
Coleshill Social Centre, Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli SA15 3BT, check time with organiser

Carmarthenshire ME Group get-together. Please phone John James (afternoons only) for more information, tel: 01267 233 793

Friday, December 5
St Catherine’s Church, Port Erin, Isle of Man, 7.30pm

Candlelit Christmas concert to raise money for ME Support Isle of Man featuring the popular Manx choir Caarjyn Cooidjagh. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information about ME Support IoM, please phone Celia Marshall on 621925 or Ada Watson on 816991, or email: mesupportiom@manx.net

Saturday, December 6
Tyesdale Community Centre, 32 Tyesdale, South Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 9XZ, 6.30pm

Peterborough ME Group Christmas Social. Entertainment by the Bell Ringers. For more information about the group, please phone Marian Dunham on 01733 203 480 or email pboromesg@ntlworld.com

Sunday, December 7
Balmoral Hotel, Blacks Road, Dunmurry, Belfast BT10 0NF, 2-6pm

Group Christmas dinner organised by ME Support Northern Ireland. Free to all MESNI members, while non-members are welcome but will pay £15. Antoinette Christie is organising the event through the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/365117956886428/770083829723170/?notif_t=group_activity

Monday, December 8
Deacons restaurant, Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel, Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PS, 12.30 for 1pm

OMEGA Christmas lunch. A three course menu and coffee costs £17 and with a tip this would be £19 (not including drinks); although we can offer a few places at £10.50 for anyone who wouldn’t be able to come otherwise. Please note: this is the Four Pillars Hotel in Oxford, not the one outside the ring-road where our support group meets every month. Please state your choice for each course of the meal, and send a cheque for £19 payable to David Polgreen at: Hillview, Mill Street, Stanton St. John, Oxford OX33 1HQ. Please book before 1st November. If you need information about the menu, or have specific dietary needs, please contact Emily Mears, Meetings and Events Coordinator Tel: 01865 324649.

December 9-10
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Main Auditorium, 45 Center Drive, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 301–496–9966, USA

National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention workshop: Advancing the Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. More information HERE.

Wednesday, December 10
Horizon Community Centre, Midland Road, Worcester, WR5 1DS, 2-3pm

Regular social gathering organised by the Worcestershire ME Support Group. For more details about the group, please contact Ian Logan, email: worcsmegroup@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday, December 13
Paragon Bar, Palace Hotel, Douglas Promenade, Isle of Man, 2pm

Social meeting, coffee and mince piers ME Support, Isle of Man. To find out more about this group, please email Celia Marshall at celia@manx.net or phone 621925.

Tuesday,December 16
Café, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP, 12.30pm

Regular, monthly social gathering in great surroundings of the Leeds ME Network. Join us for a chat and, if you like, a bite to eat.New members are very welcome! Look for the tables with the green LMETG signs. For more information about the Leeds ME Network, please visit http://leedsmenetwork.yolasite.com/meetings.php

2015

Sunday, March 1
Bath

Matt and Ellie Feehan, from Chelmsford, will be taking part in the Bath Half Marathon today to raise money for the ME Association. If you would like to support their fundraising, please visit their online page www.justgiving.com/MattandElliebathhalf

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

We have 13 guaranteed places on offer for people who would like to take part in this event while raising money for the ME Association, and they’re filling up fast.
So far, we have an entry from a seven-person team – Harriet Bannington, Michaela Ford, Carley Pease, Michael Gimenez-Alda, Mark Sturgess, Mel Drew and Chris Jacobs whose joint fundraising page is HERE. They’ve set themselves a target to raise £1,750 for the MEA – can you chip in some money to help them?

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

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

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


About 3.000 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.