Fundraising Feature: Beautifying Wheelchairs for M.E. | 01 May 2018


By Helen Hyland, Fundraising Manager, ME Association.

I simply HAD to share this. Ellie is the latest artist to join our Marketplace4ME team. Our ‘Makers’ devote time and valuable energy to creating, crafting, and selling unique items to raise funds to help support the ME Association.

Ellie writes: “My mother has been living with M.E. for several years and as a result is in a wheelchair.

“We were both disappointed at the blandness and frankly ugliness of the chairs on offer.

“As a result, being an artist, I came up with the idea to hand-paint a floral design onto wheelchair spoke guards.

“They are beautiful, and I would love to do this for more people.”

Ellie has generously offered to make a donation to ME Association for each design she sells.

You can read more of her story on her JustGiving page which also gives more examples of her lovely designs and details of how to contact her.



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