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ME Society – 30 years of caring

Besi Besemar January 1, 2017

The Sussex ME Society will be marking its 30th anniversary during 2017.

The organisation was founded in 1987 when people affected by the illness got together supported by hospital consultant, Dr Keith Hine and Brighton MP, Sir Andrew Bowden MBE.

The Society that has helped thousands affected by the illness in the South was granted charity status in 2000 and developed into one of the largest and most successful regional ME charities in the UK.

Over the years the organisation has served on a good number of national and local committees and working groups and continues to work with NHS Specialist CFS/ME Service teams and national bodies including the British Association for CFS/ME (BACME) and CFS/ME Research Collaborative.

Doctors working with the charity often give talks to GPs in the area.

Jenny Seagrove
Jenny Seagrove

Society patron, actress Jenny Seagrove, said: “Sussex ME Society provides absolutely vital support to those people in society who suffer this debilitating and much misunderstood condition. At last research is being done into ME and also into the plasticity of the brain and nervous system, so perhaps hope will be allowed to shine its light into the darkness of some people’s lives.”

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