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Monday, September 1 – Tuesday, September 2
Bristol

UK ME/CFS Research Collaborative conference.

Tuesday, September 2
The Exmouth Arms 167 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX, 10.30am

Cheltenham Fibro, ME/CFS Babes and Guys coffee morning – this will be held on the first Tuesday in every month at The Exmouth Arms. The pub has a ‘buy one hot drink get the second’ free offer. For more information about the group, contact Alice Reeve Alice Reeve, Tel: 0844 887 2483 or 07970 462092, Email: fibrobabes@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 2
The Mourne Country Hotel, Belfast Road, Newry, Northern Ireland, 7-9.15pm

Monthly meeting of the Newry and Mourne ME and Fibromyalgia Support Group. At 7pm, photographer Debbie Deboo will want to involve visitors in a photoshoot – charging £10 that will go to ME research. So glam yourselves up! The main speaker at 8pm will be Teresa Boyle, a personal development consultant, who will discuss the importance of relaxation, self-preservation and resolving any issues about guilt or resentment in your lives. Admission: free to non-members, £3 to non-members, including refreshments and literature.

Wednesday, September 3
Murrayfield Hotel, Edinburgh, 2.30pm

edMesh’s monthly café meeting.

Wednesday, September 3
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice. An appointment is necessary. Please phone 0151 298 2999 to arrange.

Wednesday, September 3
Canolfan y Morlan, Aberystwyth, 2.30-4pm

Weekly session of the North Ceredigion Yoga Class for people with ME. For details contact Cathy Crick on 01570 421144 or 07748 031614 or email cathycrick@hotmail.co.uk

Wednesday, September 3
John Lewis café, Sheffield, 5-6.30[m

Sheffield ME Group drop-in event. For more information about the group, please phone 0114 253 6700 (Tues-Fri 10am-12noon and 1-4pm) or email: info@sheffieldmegroup.co.uk

Thursday, September 4
London to Paris Bike Ride

Dave Spencer, from Hitchin in Hewrtfordshire, is taking part in the London to Paris Bike Ride today to raise money for the ME Association. If you would like to contribute to his donations page, please visit www.justgiving.com/Dave-Spencer4

Saturday, September 6
Yorkshire Fatigue Clinic, Forsyth Business Centre, Tower Court, Oakdale Road, Clifton Moor, York YO30 3XL, 1-4pm

Followed by an hour-long drop-in session that is open to all.
Open event to mark the clinic’s 2nd anniversary. This is a chance for people to get together and celebrate another successful year for the clinic. There will be speakers, workshops and chance to have a chat over a cup of tea. Call the clinic on 01904 557 148 or email: sue@yorkshirefatigueclinic.co.uk

Saturday, September 6
Linda Carvill’s home, 3.30-7pm

South East London ME Support Group’s annual summer picnic (indoors, if wet). Friends and family are welcome. Please bring buffet food to share Iif you feel well enough) – drinks are provided. Please let Linda or your telephone volunteer know if you hope to cone so we can contact you if there is any change of plan. For further information about the group, email Sue Rogers at SELMESG7@gmail.com or phone Gill Day on 0208 771 2490

Sunday, September 7
Pittville Park, Cheltenham

Today is the Cheltenaham Half Marathon. Taking part in it to raise funds for the ME Association will be Christopher Holder. If you would like to support his fundraising, please visit his online page at www.justgiving.com/Christopher-Holder1/

Sunday, September 7
5 Primezone Mews, off Haringey Park, London N8 9JP, 3pm.

AGM of the North London ME Group, For more information about this group, please phone 07816 979 262 (leave message giving your contact details if the phone is not answered immediately) or email: info@nlmenetwork.org.uk

Sunday, September 7
Newcastle City Centre to Gateshead, 13.1miles

The Great North Run takes place today. Among those running for the ME Association will be Mike Richards from Lincoln and Andrew Featherstone from Ferryhill. If you would like to support Mike’s fundraising, please visit his online page at
www.justgiving.com/MikeRichards70-ME
To support Andrew’s fundraising, please go to www.justgiving.com/featherstakesonMEpart2

Sunday, September 7
Wolverhampton

Sam Coles, who lives in Wolverhampton, will be running in the city’s Half-Marathon today to raise money for the ME Association. If you would like to support Sam’s fundraising, please visit www.justgiving.com/sam-coles1

Tuesday, September 9
Public conference call organised by the CDC CFS Patient-Centered Outreach and Communication Activity programme (PCOCA),3-4pm EDT (= 8-9pm, British Summer Time)

Call number: 1-800-857-5128
Participant Code: 4459244
Meeting Agenda
3:00pm Welcome and Telephone Overview
3:05pm Updates from CDC – Elizabeth Unger, PhD, MD, Branch Chief, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3:15pm “Can ME/CFS and FM Sleep Research Help You Sleep?”, Lucinda Bateman MD, Director, Fatigue Consultation Clinic, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology – Operations, University of Utah, Adjunct Instructor, Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah
3:45pm Questions from CFSPCOCACall Mailbox for Guest Speaker and CDC
Disclaimer: Although the content of calls is directed to patients, caregivers, health care professionals, and other interested parties, CDC has no control over who participates on the conference call. Therefore please exercise discretion on sensitive content and material, as confidentiality during these calls cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that questions for the Guest Speakers and CDC can be submitted only via email at CFSPCOCACall@cdc.gov. This mailbox cannot respond to inquiries received and is in use only for the scheduled CFS PCOCA calls. If you would like to be added to the call list, please send an email to CFSPCOCACall@cdc.gov.
Contact for CFSPCOCA Conference Call: CFSPCOCACall@cdc.gov

Wednesday, September 10
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice. An appointment is necessary. Please phone 0151 298 2999 to arrange.

Saturday, September 13
The lounge at Purley United Reformed Church, 906 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2LN, 3-5pm

Meeting of the Croydon ME Support Group. Come along for a cuppa and a chat in the lounge. Cake or biscuits are always welcome! The church is in the centre of Purley, between Purley Hospital and the Rectory Pub and is on a main bus route with stops very close by; it is also just a short walk to Purley station. There is a reasonably priced pay and display car park behind the Rectory Pub with access to it along a small cobbled road up the side. Entrance to the church is down the left hand side and through the glass doors. For more information about the group, please contact Danielle McCullough, tel: 07841 650 784, email: croydonme@gmail.com

Saturday, September 13
Sheraton Hotel, 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 7.30am-12noon

Conference ‘Advances in the Science and Treatment ofd ME/CFS and FM’ sponsored by the Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research (OFFER) and the University of Utah School of Medicine Office of CME. Speakers: Dr Lucinda Bateman (executive director of OFFER), Dr Elizabeth Unger (acting chief, Viral Chronic Diseases Branch, Center for Disease Control and Prevention), Alan Light, PhD (University of Utah departments of anesthesiology, and neurobiology and anatomy), Magdelena Lang PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital department of neurology, Boston) and Bruce Campbell PhD (Author, Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Seven-Part Plan and director of website “CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help”)
Patient Conference, same speakers, 1-5pm
Details HERE

Saturday, September 13
The Alfred Hospital, Amrep Education Centre: The Seminar Room, 55 Commercial Road, Prahran, Vic 3181, Australia, 9.15am-3.45pm

Medical seminar, Exploring the puzzle that is ME/CFS and related neuroimmunological diseases, organised by Emerge Australia, formerly ME/CFS Australia (Victoria). Main speakers: Dr Richard Schloefell, Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Dr Henry Butt, John Berill (Maurice Blackburn Lawyers), Chris O’Callaghan. Cost: $15 members, $40 non-members. Register using THIS LINK or phone Emerge Australia on 03 9529 1344.

Tuesday, September 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

Wednesday, September 17
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice. An appointment is necessary. Please phone 0151 298 2999 to arrange.

Wednesday, September 17
JOHN LEWIS 5th Floor Restaurant 300 Oxford St, W1A 1EX, 5pm

Meeting of the Central London ME Group. John Lewis have rearranged the seating within the 5th floor restaurant. We will be next to the Kuoni travel office which is within the restaurant at the front of the store overlooking Oxford St. Please ask a member of staff if you have any difficulty finding us. There will be a copy of the Canadian Guidelines on the table or ring the group’s mobile no 07771 238 199. Nearest tube : Oxford Circus and Bond Street. There is some disabled parking on Old Cavendish St between John Lewis and House of Fraser.

Wednesday, September 17
Canolfan y Morlan, Aberystwyth, 2.30-4pm

Weekly session of the North Ceredigion Yoga Class for people with ME. For details contact Cathy Crick on 01570 421144 or 07748 031614 or email cathycrick@hotmail.co.uk

Wednesday, September 17
Dotty Nell’s café, Gleadless Town End, Sheffield, 12.30am-2pm[m

Sheffield ME Group drop-in event. For more information about the group, please phone 0114 253 6700 (Tues-Fri 10am-12noon and 1-4pm) or email: info@sheffieldmegroup.co.uk

Saturday, September 20
Straight Road Community Centre, Straight Road, Prettygate, Colchester C03 9EF, 1.45pm

Colchester ME Self-Help Group meeting. Guest speaker: Professor Simon Carding, gut microbial specialist at the University of East Anglia/Norwich Medical School: ‘A role for a leaky gut and the intestinal microbiota in the pathophysiology of ME/CFS’. For more information about the Colchester Group, please contact Vivienne Mills, tel: 01206 530 297, email: viv.mills@colchester-mesh.org.uk

Wednesday, September 24
Neurosupport, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR, 1-4pm

Welfare Benefits Advice. An appointment is necessary. Please phone 0151 298 2999 to arrange.

Saturday, September 27
18 Nursery Gardens, Whittlesey, seven miles east of Peterborough, PE7 1TE, 10am-12noon

Coffee morning at the home of Marian and John Dunham, of Peterborough ME Group. There will be a £2 admission charge which will include a cuppa and a cake. There will also be a raffle. For more information about the group, please phone Marian Dunham on 01733 203 480 or email pboromesg@ntlworld.com

Saturday, September 27
Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD, 2pm

The annual ME Association ‘ME Question Time’, co-hosted by local ME group OMEGA. Panellists: MEA medical advisers Dr Nigel Speight and Dr Charles Shepherd, expert ME/CFS dietitian Sue Luscombe, Jane Colby, executive director of the Young ME Sufferers Trust and mitochondrial expert Dr Karl Morten from the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Entry will be free and tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served in the interval. But, in a departure from our usual practice, we are asking people who intend to come to let us have an idea of numbers in advance for catering purposes. Please email: admin@meassociation.org.uk or phone 01280 818 968. A quiet room with seating will be available close to the meeting room. More details about the event HERE.

Sunday, September 28
Nottingham City Centre, 9.30am

There are two people running for the ME Association today in the Robin Hood Marathon and Half-Marathon.
Matthew Fagg, from West Bridgford, will be taking part in the marathon. If you would like to support his fundraising, please visit his online page at www.justgiving.com/Matthew-Foggsy
And Clare Biddle, from Gamston, has entered the half-marathon and has her fund-raising page at www.justgiving.com/claire-biddle

Sunday, September 28
Sheffield City Centre

Vanessa Cox from Knaresborough has booked herself in for the 10k BUPA Great Northern Run which takes place in Sheffield today. If you would like to support her fundraising for the ME Association, please visit www.justgiving.com/vanessas10kchallenge. As at June 23 when we put this item up, the race organisers were still taking team entries for their Business Challenge. To see if your work team can still take part and raise money for the ME Association, please visit /www.greatrun.org/Events/BusinessChallenges.aspx?id=11

Monday, September 29
Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green Street, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ, 2-4pm

AGM of the Worcestershire ME Support Group. All welcome. For more information about this group, please email worcsmegroup@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday, September 30
‘Shed Food and Drink’, Countryside Park, A4025, Crossway Green, Stourport on Severn DY13 93E, 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

Sunday October 5
Bournemouth

ME recoverer Roisin Reid from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, is taking part in the Bournemout Marathon Festival Half-Marathon today to raise money for the ME Association. She says she had a very tough time when she was ill. If you would like to support her fundraising, please visit www.justgiving.com/Roisin-Reid

Monday, October 6
Llanishen Community Shop, Llangranog road (off Templeton Ave), Llanishen CF14 5BL, check time with organiser

ME Support in Glamorgan (MESiG) meeting. For more details, contact Christalla, tel: 0292 976 2347 or email christallaconstantinou@talktalk.net

Tuesday, October 7
The Exmouth Arms 167 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX, 10.30am

Cheltenham Fibro, ME/CFS Babes and Guys coffee morning – this will be held on the first Tuesday in every month at The Exmouth Arms. The pub has a ‘buy one hot drink get the second’ free offer. For more information about the group, contact Alice Reeve Alice Reeve, Tel: 0844 887 2483 or 07970 462092, Email: fibrobabes@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 7
Balmoral Hotel, Blacks Road, Dunmurry, Belfast BT10 0NF, 7.30pm

Meeting of ME Support in Northern Ireland – always a friendly gathering. Guest speaker: nutritional therapist Sarah Trimble, who has a special interest in the use of nutritional therapy to support fibromyalgia and ME. Sarah is also a tutor for the UK College of Nutrition and Health. This event is free to all ME Support NI members
Non-members pay £2.00. Limited seats available so make sure you book your seat

Tuesday, October 7
Hove Town Hall, 1pm

The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society in partnership with national charities Action for M.E. (AfME) and Association for Young people with ME (AYME) are holding a regional conference. Main speakers will include Dr Gabrielle Murphy, Dr Keith Hine and Health Researcher Dr Zoe Gotts, and the conference will be opened by Caroline Lucas MP.
Dr Murphy, lead clinician of the CFS/ME service at London’s Royal Free Hospital will give a presentation on the diagnosis and treatment of the illness. Dr Hine will talk about his experience of ME/CFS since becoming a hospital consultant in Sussex 28 years ago. Dr Gotts, lead researcher at Cumbrian Centre for Sleep Research along with Sonya Chowdhury (AfME) and Mary Jane Willows (AYME) will give an overview of the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative’s aims and progress so far along with research initiatives and much more.
For tickets, call 01273 674828.

Friday, October 10
Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes
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Annual conference of the Association of Young People with ME (AYME). Keynote speech by Dr David Vickers, consultant community paediatrician. Other speakers will be specialist dietitian and nutrition consultant Sue Luscombe, consultant clinical psychologist Dr Hazel O’Dowd while education options and support pre- and post-16 will be discussed by Cath Kitchen and Alexa Wilkinson. A group of AYME members will also share their own experiences. Tickets £27.50 per person, including hot lunch, refreshments and car parking. For further information, please email: jan@ayme.org.uk

Friday, October 10
The Charis Centre, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 7EL, 10.30am

Start of a six-week self-management course for people with ME/CFS being held on consecutive Friday mornings. The course is run by an expert tutor from local ME/CFS support group, reMEmber, which has been organising ME/CFS-tailored self-management training courses since September 2001. The cost for whole six-session course is £30. Free parking available nearby. For more information, contact reMEmber, PO Box No. 1647 Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9GQ. Tel: 01273 831733 Email: me_cfs@hotmail.com Make cheques payable to “reMEmber”.

Saturday, October 11
Caemaen Day Centre, Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli SA15 3BT, 2pm

Meeting of the Carmarthenshire ME Group. Please phone John James on 01267 233 793 or email rjames939@btinternet.com to check that all’s well for the meeting.

Sunday, October 12
Hyde Park, London, 8.30am start

One of our running stars, Matt Prior, has entered The Royal Parks Ultra 50k race that takes in five Royal Parks, the Thames towpath and some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. If you would like to supports Matt, plea visit his online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Matt-PriorRPU

Sunday, October 12
Danny House, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9BB‎, 7.30pm.

reMEmber present The Lou Beckerman Quartet and guests who will be dipping into their album ‘Into The Blue’ and playing much else besides. Tickets £20 each from reMEmber, PO Box 1647,
Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9GQ. Tel: 01273 831733 (Please make cheques payable to ‘Remember’ and enclosed a stamped, addressed envelope).

Wednesday, October 15
Conference Room, The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW, 1.30pm

Annual medical conference of the Sheffield ME Group. Guest Speaker: MEA medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd – Hot Topics in ME/CFS: Benefits, Research and Management followed by questions and answers. Website for more information: http://www.sheffieldmegroup.co.uk

Sunday, October 19
Chelmsford, Essex

Today, the Chelmsford Marathon takes place and Robert Smith, who lives in the city, is taking part to raise money for the ME Association. If you would like to support Rob”s fundraising, please visit his online page at www.justgiving.com/Rob-Smith007/

Tuesday, October 21
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

Monday, October 27
Dublin

We have two runners taking part in the Dublin Marathon today – Jonny Hanson, who has obtained one of the two guaranteed places offered by the ME Association, and his friend Gareth Davidson, who will be running independently. Thank you very much, you two! If you would like to support either of them, Jonny’s fundraising page is at www.justgiving.com/jonnyhanson while Gareth’s page can be found at (details to come).

Tuesday, October 28
Rowberry’s Garden Centre, Lodgeford Hill, Lower Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, DY10 4QN, 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

Tuesday,November 18
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

Tuesday, November 4
The Exmouth Arms 167 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX, 10.30am

Cheltenham Fibro, ME/CFS Babes and Guys coffee morning – this will be held on the first Tuesday in every month at The Exmouth Arms. The pub has a ‘buy one hot drink get the second’ free offer. For more information about the group, contact Alice Reeve Alice Reeve, Tel: 0844 887 2483 or 07970 462092, Email: fibrobabes@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 4
Gosforth Civic Hall, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3HD, 10.30 for 11am-3.30pm

Newcastle ME/CFS Research conference, co-sponsored by the ME Association and ME North. Speakers include: Professor Julia Newton, leader of the ME/CFS research group at Newcastle University), Zoe Gotts (sleep studies), Fai Ng (MRC Fatigue Biomarker Study), Professor Stephen Todryk (Northumbria University), study into the immune system response, especially to infections, of people with ME/CFS which the MEA is co-funding with Action for ME; Vicki Strassheim (new study into severe ME); Sarah Jayne Bolton (mitochondrial studies), Justin Durham (temperomandibular joint study in CFS), Andreas Kinklemeyer (update on MR studies in CFS), Stuart Watson (HPA axis function in CFS). Admission: £5.00 We will post more details as we receive them.

Wednesday, November 12
Landstingshuset, Hantverkargatan 45, Stockholm, Sweden, 1-5pm

The seminar is organised by the Swedish National Society for ME patients (Riksföreningen för ME-patienter, RME) in cooperation with RME local associations in Stockholm and Skåne. Most lectures are held in English and are followed by a brief question time. Coffee and light refreshments will be served in the break. Speakers: Dr Peter C Rowe, John Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, USA: Orthostatic intolerance and pediatric ME/CFS; Dr. Nigel Speight, The University Hospital of North Durham, Great Britain (and paediatric medical adviser, The ME Association): Diagnosis and Management (and misdiagnosis leading to allegations of child abuse); Dr. Amolak S. Bansal, Department of Immunology, St Helier Hospital, England: The immune/virus/endocrine interface in ME/CFS; Natalie Gillberg, 14-years-old and suffering from ME/CFS and Camilla Gillberg, parent: Living with ME/CFS as a child. The seminar is free and aimed primarily at professionals in health care and schools. Seats are limited. General public may attend as far as space allows. Registration and information:www.rme.nu/seminarium-2014 Last date for registration: September 20, 2014. For questions about the seminar, please contact RME at info@rme.nu Website: www.rme.nu

Thursday, November 20
JOHN LEWIS 5th Floor Restaurant 300 Oxford St, W1A 1EX, 5pm

Meeting of the Central London ME Group. John Lewis have rearranged the seating within the 5th floor restaurant. We will be next to the Kuoni travel office which is within the restaurant at the front of the store overlooking Oxford St. Please ask a member of staff if you have any difficulty finding us. There will be a copy of the Canadian Guidelines on the table or ring the group’s mobile no 07771 238 199. Nearest tube : Oxford Circus and Bond Street. There is some disabled parking on Old Cavendish St between John Lewis and House of Fraser.

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

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

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

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.

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, 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?

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 2,500 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.