ME sufferers invited to event as part of ME Awareness Week

First published in Local

REDDITCH sufferers of ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are being invited to attend a film show in Kidderminster as part of national ME and CFS Awareness Week.

The week is running from Sunday, May 11 to Saturday, May 17 across the country to highlight ME and its effects, and there will be a series of DVD presentations organised by Worcestershire ME Support Group at the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday, May 17, with plenty of breaks between the screenings.

There is a Redditch Support Group in Woodrow Library which runs on the first Thursday of each month from 2-4pm.

Jacqueline Elston who runs the group, said: “As a ME/CFS sufferer myself for the last 30 years l had to give up full time work approx. 10 years ago, due to the illness.

“l also tried to do a full time art course at Redditch College but had to give up midway through the course due to the ME/CFS. l did voluntary work for the Sure Start but again had to stop midway through the training course due to ME/CFS.

“ME/CFS has over 250,000 sufferers in the UK and ME/CFS Week is to highlight the problems faced by many.”

For more information on ME/CFS Awareness Week, visit worcsmegroup.weebly.com/news.html.

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