For those affected by M.E., Myalgic Encephalopathy, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome

Since 1987, we have helped thousands of people with M.E. in the area and beyond.
Our events and conferences have always been free for members and non-members.
However, for us to be able to carry on this work we do rely on the support of others. Please consider donating to our charity or becoming a member. Members
receive a newsletter every second month and can use our library. Membership is only £5 a year.

When those who are newly-diagnosed with the illness meet with volunteers or members this can be a huge relief as the illness is often misunderstood and difficult to understand.

SMEG screens 'The Forgotten Plague'

Bayston Hill Community Centre, Shrewsbury, SY3 0DR

18th Oct. 2016 at 18:30

Teaming up with film-maker Nicole Castillo Ryan Prior moves from being a university student (with M.E.) with many questions to become an documentary  film-maker (with M.E.) and a hunger for answers. Join them on their odyssey to answer the unresolved questions surrounding the illness.

Screened during SMEG's 2016 conference. You are invited to meet two graphic designers from Shropshire, one with M.E., who will be present during the screening, join in with the discussion after the film. Admission to the conference (and to watch the film) is free to all!

For more details about the documentary visit

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Donna (2nd left) with friends at the end of her journey
Photographer (and errant thumb-owner) unknown.

Donna completed her sponsored walk across the Malvern Hills for the group and raised in excess of £700 in July and still had a smile on her face!

Donna, who has a family member who has suffered with M.E., also keeps busy leading a local choir, spending time with friends and family and helping many people with M.E. in Shropshire by running self-help workshops.

Donna swaps bike for boots

One committee member always comes up with imaginative (and exciting) ways to help people with M.E..

Donna Teague has been organising workshops to help people with M.E. in surgeries around Shropshire since 2013.
Last year Donna raised over £1,000 for SMEG by riding 100 miles across Shropshire.
On the 8th of July, Donna will be walking across the Malvern Hills to raise money for SMEG.

Donna has a great understanding of M.E. as a close member of her family has M.E.
If you want to sponsor Donna (or if you are fit enough join her for a little part of her walk)  contact Donna here.

(Photo courtesy of Chris Chapman)
Introducing our new patron

We are pleased to announce that best-selling author Katie Flynn has kindly agreed to be our patron.

Katie, who writes for Random House, has written over fifty romantic novels. Several of these novels were set in Shropshire, probably because Katie lives nearby.

Katie has lived with M.E. since 1996, sharing her many difficulties with her readers on her website.

To find out more about Katie and her work, click on the link below.

Cycle Ride Interview

Donna rode 100 miles to raise money for the charity. You can listen to Donna speak about her journey with BBC Radio Shropshire's Eric Smith.

To listen to her interview by clicking the cycle below.


Smeg 'on air'

Committee members Jonathan and Monica were interviewed by Paul Shuttleworth  on BBC Radio Shropshire.

The interview, which lasted for nearly thirty minutes, can be downloaded here.

Did you know?

We have a collection of library M.E. related books that members can borrow.
To contact our librarian click here for more details.

We are always happy to hear from new people who want to help.

If you have a few hours a month to spare, or want to know more, click here to get in touch.