Anna Redshaw’s ‘Blue Sunday’ Tea Party For M.E. in aid of various ME charities (including ME Research UK) will be held on Sunday 14th May 2023.
As Anna explains
The Sunday closest to M.E. Awareness day (12th May) has come to be known as Blue Sunday by the ME/CFS community. I held my first Tea Party For M.E. on that day in May 2013. I’m gearing up to my 11th annual event and you’re all invited.
• When is it?
Sunday 14th May. There’s no set time because of time zones & needing to be flexible with this unpredictable illness. The event runs all day with people joining in whenever suits them best.
• How do I join in on the day?
However works best for you. Whether you’re having a Tea Party For M.E. for one in bed at home, or having a bigger one with friends and family, you will be so welcome.
People enjoy tea and cake (or whatever works for them) on Blue Sunday and donate the price they’d pay for tea and cake to an ME/CFS charity.
Those who wish to can upload photos of their Tea Party For M.E. set-up to social media so that others can feel a part of your day.
• I don’t have M.E. Can I still join in?
Yes please do! I can’t tell you what a difference it makes to know there are people supporting our cause. While there are so many worthy causes, people with ME/CFS are sadly still at a heightened risk of experiencing stigma & harm from the medical profession & the wider public. The charities we fundraise for will therefore always, & only, be ME/CFS charities.
You can donate to ME Research UK directly via JustGiving