For those affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome

Support People in Shropshire with M.E. this Christmas

Jonathan, our Chairperson, recently took time out to paint two festive images to raise funds for our charity. The images have been printed as Christmas cards for supporters to buy.

The cards display both of Jonathan's festive designs and come in mixed packs.

These mixed packs are now on sale for just £3 (plus P&P) for six cards. All of the profits will go to helping people with M.E. in Shropshire.

Pre-paid benefits cards?
There has been a  government proposal to introduce payment cards for people on benefits. This card would only be able to use at a limited number items at a limited number of outlets. The petition site 38 degrees has a campaign page urging the secretary of State for Work and Pensions to rethink the proposal.

Old Valve Radio Image

Smeg 'on air'

Thanks must go to SMEG committee members Jonathan and Monica who discussed M.E. with BBC Radio Shropshire's Paul Shuttleworth  on his show. The interview lasted for almost thirty minutes it was quite thorough as the Paul already had a good awareness of the illness.

If you missed the interview you can download the interview here.

Results from our 2014 members questionnaire
Thanks to all members who returned our M.E. questionnaire. In time the group was able to study our members answers and, with the help of Jonathan our chair, were able to present the results at our 2014 conference. The report was able to be offered to the county's new Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help them to decide the delivery of care people in our county with the illness. The report was received very well by Dr Riding from the CCG and also Tony Marriott from Shrewsbury's Radbrook surgery.

                        • To read Jonathan's presentation click here.
                        • To view Professor Pheby's slideshow click here

Did you know?

We have a growing collection of library M.E. related books that members can borrow.
Click here to contact Donna, the group's librarian, for more details.

Interested in helping?

SMEG is run by a team of volunteers. We are always happy to hear from new people who feel they want to help.

If you are interested in helping, contact Maralyn to receive further information.

Supported by the Community Council of Shropshire's 'Towards Younger Members Group Activities' fund