News | The ME Association- Part 185

Former model Suzi Walker talks to the Daily Mail

From the Daily Mail, December 16 On first impression, former model Suzi Walker leads a charmed life. She lives in a luxury £2million home in Surrey with her daughter Sophie, aged ten; her boyfriend is Simon Jordan, 41-year-old millionaire chairman of Crystal Palace Football Club  –  and in January she gave birth to their daughter, […]

‘Trusts pledge more help for ME sufferers’

From Brighton Evening Argus, December • Story by Andy Chiles Health bosses are taking steps to improve care for ME patients in the wake of the tragic death of Lynn Gilderdale. The Primary Care Trusts responsible for East Sussex, where Miss Gilderdale lived and had spent 17 years bedridden as she struggled with the condition, […]

MEA in media coverage today and tomorrow (update 6.30pm)

Update – 6.30pm December 9 Sky News have been running items on this story all day, but no longer want to interview Dr Shepherd. Because of scheduling difficulties, Simon Lawrence, convenor of the 25% ME Group, will be interviewed by 5 Live – in place of Dr Shepherd. We understand that Vikki George, the ME […]

Death of Lynn Gilderdale – news update

Lynn Gilderdale – who had been bedridden since being diagnosed with ME 16 years ago – died at her home in Stonegate, East Sussex, last Wednesday. Her mother Kay has now been arrested on suspicion of her daughter’s murder and released on bail until March 6.

Volunteers wanted for Reading area ME Support Group covering Mid/East Berks

The Reading area group now urgently requires volunteers to fill key role posts of: Group Contact/Coordinator, Core Group members, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Librarian, Rep for East Berks PCT services & help with the following tasks: answering emails, co-ordinating social events (for Bracknell, Maidenhead &  Windsor area, and for overall coordination).

Guardian profile of Yvette Cooper, the UK Treasury minister who had ME

This appeared in The Guardian on Friday, November 28. Profile written by ALLEGRA STRATTON. There may be a reason why the chief secretary to the Treasury, Yvette Cooper, is bullish about the government’s electoral prospects despite a downturn. Twelve years ago the then 27-year-old was a leader writer on the Independent but was clearly so […]


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