24th Oct, 2016

Future secured: ME Support Group's appeal answered

Evesham Editorial 3rd Oct, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE FUTURE of an essential group supporting dozens of people suffering from a life-changing condition has been secured following an urgent appeal from organisers to save it from closure.

The Worcestershire ME Support Group, which has been running sessions for the past 25 years throughout the county, can continue as normal after volunteers came to the rescue to help take on a number of vital roles it needs to run on a daily basis.

The support group helps raise greater public awareness of ME, a condition which can cause sufferers to have persistent exhaustion.

Worried bosses of the group sent out an SOS call for more volunteers to come forward and take on the crucial roles of secretary, after the group revealed its membership was at an all-time low.

To their delight generous volunteers came on board to give the group a new lease of life.

Ian Logan, chairman of Worcestershire ME Support Group, said it was a ‘huge relief’ the group had been saved from closure.

“We did not want to close the support group and go through all the motions at the emergency general meeting so we are really pleased to be able to continue on as normal,” he said.

“It’s always difficult to find volunteers to take up roles but it shows how just a few people can make a huge difference.”

The group are still urging more volunteers to come forward to help run monthly sessions in Malvern, Worcester and Droitwich as well as ‘job share’ to cover for when people are away.

Anyone wishing to support the group can do so by calling Mr Logan on 01886 888419, email worcsmegroup@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.worcsmegroup.weebly.com.