Action for M.E. and Notts County FC: the last match
September 29, 2018
Today marks Action for M.E.’s last match as official sponsors of Notts County FC for the month of September, with their game against Crewe Alexandra.
Sonya Chowdhury, our Chief Executive, will be in attendance, alongside supporters and friends of Action for M.E., and the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Liaqat Ali, who has agreed to come as a guest of Action for M.E.
Today’s match sees local Action for M.E. supporter Jeannette tell her story in the matchday programme, including how her life has changed following her M.E. diagnosis, and how using Action for M.E.’s online resources and attending her local support group have helped her to better manage the illness.
We would like to once again say a huge thank you to Martyn Kelk, who generously donated this month’s sponsorship to us, and to his daughter Alice, who as part of the Notts team and someone with personal experience of M.E. has taken every opportunity to help us ensure that we get the most out the sponsorship.
Speaking about our sponsorship, Alice said:
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Notts County's fans, staff and players for their continued support throughout Action for M.E's month on the front of our shirts. I’ve been astounded by the generosity and interest shown, not only in learning about M.E but also helping raise awareness of the illness and the incredible work of Action for M.E. It’s been an emotional - and very proud - journey for me.”
A further thanks goes to Oliver, Sarah and Jeannette for allowing us to share their stories in the matchday programmes, helping to raise the profile of M.E. amongst the Nottingham community, but also to all those who interacted with our social media posts by taking the time and energy to share their experiences. Without your help, we would not have been able to raise as much awareness of M.E. as we have done over the past few weeks.
A final thank you goes out to the Notts County FC community, including all the players, staff and supporters who have helped us along the way and taken interest in learning more about the work that we do and about M.E. itself.
This past month has been an amazing experience for us and we hope that M.E. is now a more well-known and commonly spoken about illness in Nottingham following the work that has been done as part of this sponsorship.
Come on you Pies!