Hats off to the Bishops Frome Bingo Gang, Ledbury Reporter, 9 July 2011

Bingo yields good return for charity, Ledbury Reporter. 9 Julu 2011

A COMMUNITY hero has raised about £45,000 to help fund research into a neurological illness.

Beryl Compton, of Stanford Bishop, has reached the impressive total over a period of 23 years by organising bingo events with family and friends in the Bishops Frome area for the ME Association.

ME, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, affects people of all ages with debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances and poor memory and concentration being commonplace.

The ME Association offers support and practical advice for people with the illness and their families and carers, as well as offering education and training.

ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.