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Tuesday, March 28
Online, from 9am

Jennifer Chittick annual ‘Screw ME’ event – this year on the theme of doing one good deed of your choice. www.facebook.com/events/767936583385196/permalink/768581489987372/

Wednesday, March 29
Cafe Ollo at The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RL, 1.30-3.30pm

Coffee meeting of the Kirklees and Calderdale Independent ME Support Group. Just drop in and stay as long as energy levels permit. We enjoy a good chat, share tips re managing ME and generally put the world to rights.

Thursday, March 30
The Lord Nelson, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8HL, 12 noon onwards

Lunch meeting of the Wantage and Grove ME/CFS Support Group. Members, partners and friends welcome. For more information, please phone Annie Kingsbury on 01235 763813 or email anniekingsbury@talktalk.net

Saturday, April 1
Onchan Methodist Church Hall, Isle of Man, 2pm

AGM of ME Support (Isle of Man). The formalities of the AGM will be quite short, followed by refreshments. I hope you will be able to join us. Email Celia Marshall for more information: celia@manx.net.

Saturday, April 1
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Monday, April 3
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5QE, 12noon-1pm

Monthly meeting of the Banbury ME/CFS Support Group. We are a small, friendly and informal group who meet regularly on the first Tuesday of each month. Driving: There is ample metered and some free disabled parking just outside. On Foot: It is just across the canal from Castle Quay Shopping Centre. nPlease feel free to pop in anytime, whether it is for a quick chat or longer if you wish. Family and carers are very welcome.
Facebook: Banbury ME Support Group Email: megroupbanbury@btinternet.com or Telephone 07745 385293 for details.

Monday, April 3
De Vere Hotel (formerly The Four Pillards Hotel), Henley Road, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford, OX4 4GX, 1.15pm

OMEGA Oxford area social gathering. An opportunity for OMEGA members and carers to socialise with other ME sufferers. For more details, phone Jo and John on 01993 866610.

Tuesday, April 4
Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT, 12.30pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group lunch meeting held here on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Wednesday, April 5
Caffè Nero, The Square, Richmond TW9 1DZ (down the alley between Sheen Road and The Quadrant), 2.30pm

Richmond and Kingston ME Group meeting. For more information about this group, please contact Linda Webb, tel: 020 8977 1508, email: lindawebb00@aol.com

Weekend of April 7 to April 9
Claridge House, Dormans Road, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6QH

This Quaker retreat centre is hosting a gentle yoga course, taught by Leah Barnett who has experience of working with people with ME/CFS. It will include soothing breathing techniques, gentle yoga postures, simple meditation and nurturing relaxation. Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS. There are nine places and the cost is £225 per head. For more information, please telephone 01342 832 150 or email: welcome@claridgehousequaker.org.uk

Sunday, April 9
Teams and District Social Club, Derwentwater Rd, Gateshead NE8 2SJ. 4-8pm

Family Day to raise funds for the ME Association. Bouncey castle, disco, games, raffles, mini masters and more. Tickets available – please contact Toni, tel: 07858 930 807.

Monday, April 10
Shillingford Bridge Hotel, Shillingford Hill, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8LZ, 12noon–2pm.

South Oxfordshire ME/CFS Support Group get-together. The Thames Travel 139 bus no longer stops near to the hotel, but the X39/X40 Oxford to Reading bus stops on the main road in Shillingford near the turning to the hotel (five minutes’ walk). There is also car parking on site. For further information, email Tessa at tessamary_keys@yahoo.co.uk or phone on 01491 838727.

Friday, April 28
Lorenzo, 32 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 0RR, 12.30-2.30pm

Friday Lunch Club organised by the South East London ME Support Group. For more information about the group and its regular monthly meetings, please contact Gill on 0208 771 2490.

Tuesday, May 2
Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT, 12.30pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group lunch meeting held here on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Tuesday, May 2
Patisserie Valerie, 6a Oak Road, Ealing Broadway Centre, W5 3SS , 10.30am

Informal coffee meeting organised by Network MESH (West London). The venue is in a pedestrianised little road leading in the main shopping centre. Contact: Hilda on 020 8578 7077 or email hildahulme@rocketmail.com. Hilda would be pleased to know that you hope to come but telling her beforehand is not essentia

Saturday, May 6
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Monday, May 8
De Vere Hotel (formerly The Four Pillards Hotel), Henley Road, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford, OX4 4GX, 1.15pm

OMEGA Oxford area social gathering. An opportunity for OMEGA members and carers to socialise with other ME sufferers. For more details, phone Jo and John on 01993 866610.

Saturday, May 13
The Sheldrake Suite, The Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9NN, 2pm

Annual ME Awareness Week conference staged by local group reMEmber. Main speaker: Professor Kevin Davies, from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Entry is by ticket (£5) which includes refreshments. Please apply to reMEmber for tickets and send a stamped addressed envelope with your cheque made payable to reMEmber. PO Box No 1647, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9GQ.

Saturday, May 13
18 Nursery Gardens, Whittlesey, near Peterborough PE7 1TE, 10am-12noon

Coffee morning for ME Awareness Day at the home of Marian and John Dunhamm of Peterborough ME Support Group. There will be a £2 admission charge plus a raffle. For more information about the group, please tel: 01733 203480 or email pboromesg@ntlworld.com

Monday, May 15
Shillingford Bridge Hotel, Shillingford Hill, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8LZ, 12noon–2pm.

South Oxfordshire ME/CFS Support Group get-together. The Thames Travel 139 bus no longer stops near to the hotel, but the X39/X40 Oxford to Reading bus stops on the main road in Shillingford near the turning to the hotel (five minutes’ walk). There is also car parking on site. For further information, email Tessa at tessamary_keys@yahoo.co.uk or phone on 01491 838727.

Wednesday, May 24
Lounge, Onchan Methodist Church, Isle of Man, 3-4.30pm

ME Support Isle of Man) invite members and friends to an informal meeting with Linda Tannenbaum, chief executive officer of the Open Medicine Foundation, who is on a three-day visit to the island from her home in California. She will be meeting Health Minister Kate Beecroft, doctors, politicians, ME Support members, and Manx Radio. This is part of our campaign to persuade the DHSC to provide a proper support service for ME.
In the evening at 7.30pm in the v=same venue, there will be a public meeting and presentation.
For more information about the group, please email Celia Marshall at celia@manx.net

Thursday, May 25
16 Banks Howe, Onchan, Isle of Man, 7.30pm

Buffet social at the home of Celia Marshall, chairman of ME Support (Isle of Man). Special guest: Linda Tannenbaum, CEO of the Open Medicine Foundation. All members welcome. For more information about the group, please email Celia Marshall at celia@manx.net

May 31-June 1
One Great George Street, Westminster

Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium organised by Invest in ME. Watch the following page for further details: www.investinme.eu/BRMEC%20Colloquiums.shtml#brmec7

Friday, June 2
One Great George Street, Westminster

12th Invest in ME International ME Conference 2017. Watch the following page for further details: www.investinme.eu/IIMEC12.shtml

Saturday, June 3
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Tuesday, June 6
Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT, 12.30pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group lunch meeting held here on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Saturday, May 6
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Saturday, July 1
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Tuesday, July 4
Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT, 12.30pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group lunch meeting held here on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Tuesday, August 1
Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT, 12.30pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group lunch meeting held here on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Saturday, August 5
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Saturday, September 2
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Saturday, October 1
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Tuesday, October 3
Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT, 12.30pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group lunch meeting held here on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Saturday, November 5
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Tuesday, November 7
Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT, 12.30pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group lunch meeting held here on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Saturday, December 2
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group), 1-4pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group drop=in session held here on the first Saturday of each month, and on the third Tuesday of each month (between 2pm and 4pm). An informal session where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.

Tuesday, December 5
Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT, 12.30pm

West Lothian ME Self-Help Group lunch meeting held here on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe. For more information, please contact Suzy Cairns, email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk, tel: 07804 586 553.


About 5,000 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.