Sheffield M.E. Group

A Charity offering Support to Local People with M.E./C.F.S. and Fibromyalgia

Sheffield M.E. Group is a registered charity. It provides information, support and a point of contact for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), which is also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (C.F.S.), and Fibromyalgia, their families, and their carers, in the wider Sheffield area.

The Group also seeks to raise general awareness of M.E./C.F.S., 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 M.E. 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.




New Job Opportunity: Sheffield M.E. Group Project Co-ordinator

16 hours per week. Salary scale: £16,998 - £21, 067, pro rata. Two year fixed term contract.

Sheffield M.E. Group is a registered charity providing information and support to people with M.E. and/or Fibromyalgia in Sheffield and the surrounding area.

We are recruiting for the position of Project Co-ordinator to manage and further develop this service.

Applications are invited from highly organised, flexible candidates who are able to work accurately and to deadlines on their own initiative. Excellent IT and communication skills are essential.

Application forms and further details are available from:

Sheffield M.E. Group
The Circle
Rockingham Lane
Sheffield S1 4FW

By email: smneedham@icloud.com

Closing date: 9:00am on 1st June, 2016




Fundraising News

A big thank you to Wickersley Lions, who have donated £200 towards the cost of printing our quarterly newsletter. It's a big help, and we know the newsletter is valued by our members.


One of our members, Dee Sims, had her head shaved on 20th April to raise money for three charities, one of which is us. The others are the M.S. Therapy Centre (South Yorkshire), and MacMillan, who are raising money to build a cancer treatment centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. In addition to seeking sponsorship, she is selling her hair to a company who make wigs for children with cancer. If you want to sponsor Dee, even though it is now after the event, we would be very grateful, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/teams/deeheadshave. Well done, Dee for not keeping your hair on!




Seated Tai Chi in Chesterfield

Our seated tai chi classes are back in Chesterfield. 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 M.E. 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.




Sponsored Walk, Rother Valley Country Park, 2016

Lee, one of our Trustees, Chris, our Outreach Worker, Marion, a volunteer, and Kate, one of our members, and her dad, managed a gentle walk around the lakes at Rother Valley Country Park on Sunday, 7th February, to raise money for Sheffield M.E. Group.

This was a challenge that all of them found difficult, but they are committed to our Group, and we are in great need of funds to keep our services going. Please think about sponsoring them, even though it is now in retrospect.

Lee and Chris have had M.E. for many years and made great strides in their health, and now they have made great strides (well, ambled!) around Rother Valley.

Sharon, the Chair of our Group has plans with her family to also complete the sponsored walk. Sharon is a carer for her daughter who has had M.E. for the last 16 years. Before her illness, her daughter used to swim for Sheffield and was a gymnast, and now for much of the time she finds herself bedbound. Sharon will be joined on the walk by her daughter's two sons, niece and two nephews, all of whom adore her daughter and hate to see her so limited and in pain. Her youngest nephew is just two years old, so this may not be the fastest walk, and better weather is definitely required!

Please sponsor our walkers, who may be joined by other volunteers. Sheffield M.E. Group is a local registered charity, helping local people with M.E. and fibromyalgia. Every donation helps so please give what you can.

You can sponsor online at JustGiving, or by text from your mobile phone, or contact the office for a sponsorship form, or just send a donation into the office. Thank you!!

To sponsor online please click here

To donate by text message from your mobile phone, text SHME15 followed by the amount you wish to donate (so to donate £5, for example, text SHME15 £5) to 70070

Thank you!




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 M.E. 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.


 

Why not view a selection of Berlie's books sold on Amazon?

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