12 July 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Lord Puttnam’s masterpiece reissued
Lord David Puttnam, who has battled M.E., saw his acclaimed film, Chariots of Fire, premiered in digitally remastered form on Tuesday in Edinburgh (home of the film’s principal hero, Eric Liddell, who won gold in the 1924 Paris Olympics). This ties in with the build up to the 2012 Olympics, at which Lord Puttnam will be in attendance for the opening ceremony and 1500 metres final.
Glasgow Herald, p22
Potential new support group in Stroud
If enough people come forward, a group providing help for people with Fibromyalgia, M.E. and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be set up in Stroud, in line with a successful related group that has recently been created in Cheltenham. The Cheltenham group will be holding a fashion night on 19 July. For further information, please contact Ally on 0844 8872483.
Stroud News and Journal, p43
Calum’s efforts to raise M.E. awareness
Calum Pearson, a BBC broadcast engineer from Glasgow, and Arthur Moodie from Milngavie are currently engaged in the challenge of a lifetime – cycling 1000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Calum and Arthur hope that this cycling feat will raise M.E. awareness as well as funds for the ME Association.
Milngavie & Bearsden Herald, p9
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