Chop for ME

Posted on 14 May 2020

With the UK government encouraging those who cannot work from home and whose workplace has appropriate measures in place to counter the COVID-19 threat to return to their workplaces, a novel issue has arisen – the urgent need for a haircut. Likewise, for those of us at home – time may seem to have stood still but follicularly-speaking – it has not. It may be that a trim or even something more drastic is needed. Salons, hairdressers and barbers...

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The Countess of Mar – an Appreciation

Posted on 1 May 2020

The Countess of Mar – ME Research UK’s Patron From 1st May 2020, when the Countess of Mar retires officially from the House of Lords after almost 45 years’ service, the ME community will be losing a champion of the first rank and a redoubtable campaigner for acceptance of the illness, for research and for the proper treatment from government and the NHS of those affected by ME. The Countess (her title dates back to c1014 and is the...

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Tea with me

Posted on 1 May 2020

.. being kind and helping and loving people is what gives humans the greatest pleasure…Miranda Hart’s ‘Chamble’- 10th April 2020 During ME Awareness Week, ME Research UK normally encourages supporters to hold a fundraising and awareness raising Tea for ME event. Due shielding and social distancing requirement this will not be possible in May 2020. Instead, we wish to encourage supporters to have a ‘Tea with...

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May Competition – How to Vote

Posted on 20 Apr 2020

During May, ME Research UK is one of 4 charities competing to amass the most votes in the ‘my favourite voucher codes’ ballot. The successful charity will receive a donation of 20% of the site’s profits generated during the month of May. Voting is simple Go to myfavouritevouchercodes.co.uk and select ME Research UK from the list of charities on the right hand side of the screen.Click the red ‘vote’ button.Share on...

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Oxford Health leaflet – a United Response

Posted on 19 Apr 2020

Leading ME charities, including ME Research UK, have joined in a Physios for ME led initiative which includes the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ME, the Forward-ME Group and other notable signatories in a united response to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s leaflet entitled ‘Coping with the Coronavirus’. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust offers both an NHS community-based service for people in Oxfordshire with CFS/ME and...

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Dialogues for a Neglected Illness

Posted on 7 Apr 2020

With an award from the Wellcome Public Engagement Fund, Natalie Boulton is in the process of creating a series of videos covering different aspects of ME/CFS from a variety of perspectives. The project now has its own website, and three new videos have been uploaded in recent weeks: An Introduction to ME/CFS, and two videos on Post-Exertional Malaise. Watch them here

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