Sheffield ME Group

A Charity offering Support to Local People with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia

Sheffield ME Group is a small registered charity providing information, support, and a point of contact for people of all ages with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and Fibromyalgia, their families, and their carers, in the wider Sheffield area.

The Group also seeks to raise general awareness of ME/CFS, and Fibromyalgia, and to educate the general public through the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about these illnesses. They are chronic, debilitating illnesses, which can last for many years, with no known cure.

Sheffield ME Group runs a variety of services, such as an information service, regular and special meetings, an outreach worker, a library, newsletters, and social get-togethers.



Christmas Social

Thanks to all who attended our Christmas Social event at The Circle, it was good to see you all there. We had lots of food, one of Chris's famous quizzes, a raffle with loads of prizes (all kindly donated) and a farcical game of bingo!



Annual Conference, 26th October

Thank you to Dr. Hayes-Allen, who kindly spoke at our Annual Conference at The Circle in Sheffield. Over 60 of our members were in attendance, and his talk was very well-received. A report on what he had to say is in the Winter printed newsletter, which members received in December.



Information and Awareness Week in the Winter Garden, 10th to 14th October

A big thank you to all who volunteered at our event in the Winter Garden in Sheffield. Once again, it was a huge success, with lots of people asking questions, and a number joining the Group. Sheffield LiveTV filmed and broadcast a feature on us. Thanks again to those who volunteered. We hope to be back there again next year!



Fundraising News

We are very pleased to announce that we have managed to secure funding from South Yorkshire Community Fund to sponsor our quarterly printed newsletter. We thank them for their generous support, it is much appreciated.



A welcome to Ben, our new Project Co-ordinator

We are very pleased that Ben Curran has now joined us to run a special project, funded by the People's Health Trust, the purpose of which is to reach out into the communities of Sheffield to bring together people with M.E. and Fibromyalgia, and to provide them with events and activities they would like to be involved with.



Seated Tai Chi in Chesterfield

Our seated Tai Chi classes in Chesterfield will return on 18th January. They are held fortnightly on Wednesdays at the Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. Tina, one of our members, wrote piece about these in our newsletter. She described them as gentle, relaxing and fun. She says they can help with balance, conditioning and dealing with stress, and that they have helped improve her ME symptoms. Remember the classes are seated, they are very gentle, and you can go at your own pace. Please just come along (there's no need to book) if you fancy giving them a try. We have to charge a small fee for classes to try to cover the cost of paying the teacher and for room hire: a class is £3 for Group members, £4 for non-members.



Our Facebook page

We have our own facebook page: Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group. If you are on facebook, then to see it click here



 
Picture of Berlie Doherty

Sheffield ME Group Patrons

We are very pleased to have the renowned young people's author Berlie Doherty as one of our patron. Berlie's numerous awards include receiving the Carnegie Medal twice. She is published in many forms of writing including novels, story books, poems and plays. Visit her website at www.berliedoherty.com.

Bishop Steven Croft We are glad to have Rt. Reverend Steven Croft as one of our patrons. Since being ordained in 1983, he has served in many places and became Bishop of Sheffield in 2009. He is the co-author of Emmaus: the Way of the Faith (1996-2003), a set of resources for Christian Nurture widely used in the UK and across the world.


 

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