#MillionsMissing – the Oxford demonstration was top of the news on BBC TV South yesterday | 28 September 2016

14446042_10153937330602686_7858464658839796992_n

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.


Lara Strong, co-organiser of the Oxford demonstration
Lara Strong, co-organiser of the Oxford demonstration
Dr Charles Shepherd, medical adviser to The ME Association
Dr Charles Shepherd, of The ME Association

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.