31 May 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Vital support for M.E. mum and family
Rebecca Stretton, who has M.E., is organising a fun day to raise money for Home Start South Derbyshire, a charity that has supported her, her husband and her three young children through her ongoing illness. The fun day takes place Sunday 10 June, 11am to 4pm, Willington Sports and Social Club. For more information, call 01283 214022.
Burton Mail, p 12
Dressing Gown Day for M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Action for M.E.‘s Sir Peter Spencer invites readers to hold a Dressing Gown Day, a new fundraising event launched by the charity. “We are asking schools, universities, shops and offices to help us raise awareness – and funds – for M.E. by paying to spend the day in their dressing gown,” he says. “It’s a fun event with a serious side, symbolising how thousands of people with M.E. are so debilitated by fatigue, pain and other very distressing symptoms that they can’t even get dressed or leave the house.”
Teesdale Mercury, p 4
Too much suffering
Jill Anderson has written a book, Unbroken trust, telling the story of her husband Paul, who had M.E. Paul had been in constant pain for many months before taking an overdose. Jill was subsequently charged with manslaughter after not calling a doctor. "There was just too much suffering," she says. "He’d been in and out of hospital. We’d explored every avenue and there was nothing left."
Daily Mirror, p 22-23 and online
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