From ME to You! Seasonal campaign for The ME Association

We’re running a cracker of a seasonal campaign this year and, for the first time in living memory, we won’t be asking anyone for a donation!

Instead, we will be honouring our community of unpaid carers by giving them something to remember – a lovely gift acknowledging their amazing contribution to member’s lives.

Every member of the charity should have received a festive card in the post, explaining the campaign and inviting them to make a nomination. We have presents ready to give away and recipients will be selected at random.

Please be sure to get your nominations to us by Friday 23rd December. We hope to send as many of the presents as we can before we break for Christmas but will continue into January for later submissions.

Nominations must come from people who are members of the ME Association and nominees must be UK residents

  We’d love your views on ME Essential magazine
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We want to ensure that it remains relevant and we’d really appreciate you taking five minutes to complete this on-line member’s survey. Thank you!

  Long Covid + ME/CFS debated in House of Lords with briefing from the MEA
The House of Lords held a debate on Long Covid on Thursday 17th November. Baroness Scott of Needham Market, who had been briefed by the ME Association, spoke on the overlaps between Long Covid and ME/CFS.

Her speech can be heard after the contribution from Lord Bethell at 12.51 on the recording below. There were several other references to the similarities that these conditions shared.

  ‘How long COVID ruined my life, from crushing fatigue to brain fog’

Sky’s technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe has suffered with long COVID for more than 18 months, and documented his continued struggle.

Sky News has an excellent article and video covering Rowland’s experience of dealing with the effects of long COVID and includes comments from Dr Charles Shepherd.


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