Sheffield M.E. Group

A Charity offering Support to Local People with M.E./C.F.S. and Fibromyalgia

Happy New Year from all at Sheffield M.E. Group!

Sheffield M.E. Group is a registered charity providing a point of contact, information and support for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), which is also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (C.F.S.), and Fibromyalgia, their families, and their carers, in the wider Sheffield area.

The Group also seeks to raise general awareness of M.E./C.F.S., and Fibromyalgia, and to educate the general public through the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about these illnesses. They are chronic, debilitating illnesses, which can last for many years, with no known cure.

Sheffield M.E. Group runs a variety of services, such as an information service, regular and special meetings, an outreach worker, a library, newsletters, a listening ear telephone helpline, and social meetings.




Sponsored Walk, Rother Valley Country Park

Sharon, the Chair of our Group, Lee, one of our Trustees, and Chris, our Outreach Worker, are going to attempt a gentle walk around the lakes at Rother Valley Country Park to raise money for Sheffield M.E. Group. This is a challenge that all of them will find difficult, but they are committed to our Group, and we are in great need of funds to keep our services going. Please think about sponsoring them.

Lee and Chris have had M.E. for many years and made great strides in their health, and now they want to make great strides (or maybe they'll just amble!) around Rother Valley.

Sharon is a carer for her daughter who has had M.E. for the last 16 years. Before her illness, her daughter used to swim for Sheffield and was a gymnast, and now for much of the time she finds herself bedbound. Sharon will be joined on the walk by her daughter's two sons, niece and two nephews, all of whom adore her daughter and hate to see her so limited and in pain. Her youngest nephew is just two years old, so this may not be the fastest walk!

Lee has suffered with M.E. most of his adult life, but with the help of Sheffield M.E. Group and a lot of self-help techniques, he started his journey to recovery, which, in recent years, has helped him to return to part-time work. This event presents a huge challenge to Lee, but he is passionate about making a difference for people with M.E. and fibromyalgia, and has real understanding of what it is like not to be able to do the most simple things in life that a lot of people take for granted.

Please sponsor our walkers, who may be joined by other volunteers. Sheffield M.E. Group is a local registered charity, helping local people with M.E. and fibromyalgia. Every donation helps so please give what you can.

You can sponsor online at JustGiving, or by text from your mobile phone, or contact the office for a sponsorship form, or just send a donation into the office. Thank you!!

To sponsor online please click here

To donate by text message from your mobile phone, text SHME15 followed by the amount you wish to donate (so to donate £5, for example, text SHME15 £5) to 70070

Thanks!




Our new Facebook page!

We now have our own facebook page: Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group. If you are on facebook, then to see it click here




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Aviva Community Fund 2015 Winner

Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We have won £1,000 to fund events. Isolation can be a big problem for members, and we want to help them to get in contact and meet for mutual support and friendship.




 
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Sheffield M.E. Group Patrons

We are very pleased to have the renowned young people's author Berlie Doherty as one of our patron. Berlie's numerous awards include receiving the Carnegie Medal twice. She is published in many forms of writing including novels, story books, poems and plays. Visit her website at www.berliedoherty.com.

Bishop Steven Croft We are glad to have Rt. Reverend Steven Croft as one of our patrons. Since being ordained in 1983, he has served in many places and became Bishop of Sheffield in 2009. He is the co-author of Emmaus: the Way of the Faith (1996-2003), a set of resources for Christian Nurture widely used in the UK and across the world.


 

Why not view a selection of Berlie's books sold on Amazon?

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