Welcome To The York ME Community

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.

Toys R Us To Offer Quiet Shopping Hour For Children With Autism

Toys R Us

    By Adam Boult in The Telegraph. Branches of Toys R Us across the UK will be holding a ‘quiet hour’ on the morning of Sunday 6th November, aimed at parents and carers of children with autism. To offer a calmer shopping environment the stores will have their lights dimmed and the quantity of […]

Who Are The Walloons – And Why Are They Blocking Europe’s Free Trade Deal With Canada ?


    By Martin Conway in The Conversation.   Europe, it seems, has been looking in the wrong place to understand its malaise. At different points in the past couple of years, the Poles, the Hungarians and, of course, the British have been singled out as the principal internal opponents of the European project. But […]

Virtual Choir Connects People Across 20 Countries


    From Good News Shared.   Dismayed by the constant barrage of negativity in world events, an Australian musician brought together a group of 200 people from around the world in an ensemble celebrating global peace. Dene Menzel embarked on the project to break down preconceived differences in race and religion and encourage respect […]

Karina Hansen 6: The Homecoming

Karina Hansen

    By Valerie Eliot-Smith.   KARINA HANSEN, “PRISONER OF DENMARK”, IS HOME AT LAST. On Monday 17 October 2016, after three and a half years of incarceration, Karina finally returned home to her family. The arrangement was on a trial basis but in the hope and expectation that she would be finally and permanently […]

Jobseekers “Missing A Trick” When Lacking Mention Of Volunteering Experience


  From Business Matters.   Fewer than 8 per cent of the 7 million UK jobseekers’ CVs posted on Indeed refer to volunteering, even though more than half of people in Britain have done some kind of voluntary work. But candidates’ reluctance about mentioning their voluntary work is at odds with what many employers look for in […]

Dark Angel, Filmed Partly In York, To Be Broadcast On Monday

TV Drama

    From The Press.   Filming took place in several locations in North Yorkshire and County Durham last year, including at Goodramgate and Rowntree Park in York. The two-part drama, which stars Joanna Froggatt, will begin at 9pm next Monday (October 31). It tells the story of serial killer Mary Ann Cotton, played by Froggatt. […]

Severe ME: Suffering Ignored And Denied Help

Severe ME

By Sasha Nimmo in ME Australia.   Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is estimated to affect between 0.4% and 1% of the population, according to the International Consensus Criteria primer for medical practitioners, endorsed by Australian patient organisations. In Australia, that is between 96,700 and 241,800 people (ABS population figures). Of those, 25% are so severely affected that they cannot […]

Why Your Small Business Should Support A Charity


  From Imavex.   Most large corporations have programs for social responsibility and community involvement. This is a great idea for a small business too. What you will gain from supporting a charity or non-profit organization: The opportunity to give back Community support and good will – People are more apt to support businesses they […]

The York ME Community Inter-Company Fantasy Football League – Christmas ‘Bonus’


  Just a little announcement to make to all our teams in the Inter-Company Fantasy Football League ! Whichever team is top of the league at Christmas will be up for a special prize.  More details to follow, so get your teams in order sharpish !    

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