Yesterday was #MillionsMissing – round 2, the day of protest about the invisibility of the illness played out in 26 cities round the world. The ME Association helped publicise the event in Oxford. It was captured by BBC TV South, who ran the item at the top of their news programme.
The item runs for about three and a half minutes from the beginning of the programme. It features long-term ME sufferer Jo Porter from Witney in Oxfordshire, event co-organiser Lara Strong from Oxford, ME Association medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd and, of course, loads of empty shoes. Yesterday, the most stylish yet unused collection of footwear in Oxford was to be found outside the Radcliffe Camera.
PLAY THE ITEM BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEGbHA9Ek80
Lara's mother, MEA trustee Nicki Strong, was also interviewed about the demonstration on BBC Radio Oxford. Listen to the interview on the BBC iPlayer for the next 27 days by clicking HERE. It runs from 1:25:50 to 1:31.