Firstly, let me just say that The York ME Community is not a charity. I will not be asking you to put your hands in your pockets for cash. What I believe we need so much more at the moment is awareness of the illness and for that we need people who are learning about ME and therefore able to tell others. There are ME charities, and if in the future you or your business wish to do a charity run or whatever in aid of ME, I will happily help and support that aim.
From the Solve ME/CFS Initiative. On May 25, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative took part in the international #MillionsMissing protest, organized by #MEAction. To our knowledge, this is the largest protest for this disease ever. Solve ME/CFS Initiative President Carol Head spoke at the San Francisco protest, which was attended by approximately 100 people. […]
From Jenny Helen’s Blog, My Spoonie Life. This post is part of the ‘ME from another perspective‘ series which I am running to contribute towards ME awareness this year. Deanna is back with a second blog post about the things she wishes she’d known when she first got ill. Some of these things are […]
From #MEAction. A leading member of a Swedish ME/CFS charity has slammed the attitude of the country’s government towards the disease. Susanna Degaardt, in an interview with British ME/CFS fundraiser Mike Harley, said, “The government appear to take no interest at all in this disease, which means that there isn’t any serious commitment, no […]
By Victoria Prest in The Press. Making the Shambles market a vibrant hub of the city-centre is the biggest challenge promotion company Make it York face in the year ahead, the organisation’s boss has told councillors. Steve Brown admitted the market’s refurbishment had left it with problems, but said that transforming it into a […]
By Rachel Moss in Huffpost Lifestyle. For decades we’ve relied on antibiotics to make us better when we’re ill. But a new report has warned that, by 2050, “superbugs” will kill someone every three seconds, due to the threat of antibiotic resistance. Scientists behind the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance have called for major investment in […]
By Nadia Jefferson-Brown in The Press. Flood victims in North Yorkshire may still be eligible for grants and financial support to help them recover. What support is available? The Government is providing funding to enable the district and county councils to provide grants to residents and businesses. This includes funding of up to […]