Shropshire ME Group

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Shropshire ME Group

Shropshire ME Group (SMEG) is a patient charity that helps patients with ME/CFS/PVFS in and around Shropshire in the UK.

Aims[edit | edit source]

The Shropshire ME Group is a self-help support group which intends to provide advocacy, advice, and information for people in and around Shropshire suffering from ME/CFS/PVFS and their carers,[1] in particular by the provision of a network of contacts for such persons in order to provide mutual support and information exchange.[2]

Services[edit | edit source]

  • Distribution of a bi-monthly newsletter offering the latest news, events and developments
  • Volunteer-run local support groups
  • Free library of books, articles and media recordings on M.E.
  • Yearly conferences featuring leading M.E. specialists
  • Occasional volunteer-run fund-raising events to support SMEG and M.E. research
  • Occasional social events such as picnics and visits to accessible local attractions
  • Production and distribution of an information leaflet intended to increase greater awareness of the illness
  • Maintenance of the Shropshire ME Group website, which has offered information and support since 2001[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Shropshire ME Group was founded in 1987[3] by local couple Reg and Josephine Watson, and became a registered charity in 1999.[4] It currently has over 150 members.[5]

Notable people[edit | edit source]

British author Katie Flynn and Conservative MP Philip Dunne are patrons of the Shropshire ME Group.

Funding[edit | edit source]

Shropshire ME Group has been a registered charity since 1999.[4] Its charity number is 1072171.[1] The charity is self-funding and relies on individual donations to raise funds,[6] as well as occasional fund-raising events held by volunteers to support SMEG and M.E. research.[3] They charge an annual membership fee of £5.[7]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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