Hurst charity event tells ME patients ‘it’s not all doom and gloom’

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People suffering with ME and chronic fatigue syndrome will be told ‘it is not all doom and gloom’ at an awareness event.

reMEmber, a Hurst based charity which supports people with the chronic illness, will host an ME Awareness Conference, in Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill, on May 30, at 2pm.

The event will also include talks from a professional from the ME Association who will provide news on breakthrough research into successful treatment.

A researcher from Southampton University will also be speaking about her work with severely affected patients, and Sue Luscombe, a dietician, will be talking about diets that can help.

Janice Kent, the charity director, said she was optimistic about getting better services and more help for people suffering from ME.

She said: “It is not all doom and gloom. Things are moving forward.”

The charity also raised £1,500 on May 9 with a 40’s theme VE Day celebration and fund-raising evening at Danny House, in Hurstpierpoint.

For tickets call the charity on 01273 831733 or visit www.remembercfs.org.uk