ELMESH ME-CFS Awareness Day Sponsored Walk – Sunday 19th May 2013Mar 18th, 2013 • Category: News
The Members of the East Lothian ME Self Help group (ELMESH) would love to be able to take part in the Lifestyle Management course at the Thistle Foundation but can’t make the journey into Edinburgh. Could you help them raise funds to pay for a Thistle sponsored Lifestyle Management programme to be run locally? The course is free to participants but costs £4-5,000 to mount.
Dr Marilyn McNeill, the group’s facilitator, is kick starting a series of fundraising events by donating £1,000 in honour of her sister’s memory. Marilyn benefited from attending the Thistle but unfortunately her sister couldn’t, as it was too difficult for her to travel.
The first event, planned for 19th May, is based at Athelstaneford Village Hall. It’s a series of sponsored walks for most abilities. Some people may only be able to walk a few paces and be sponsored by friends/family; others can attempt the longer routes of Cogtail Burn and back or any part of the walk over the Garletons to nearly Haddington and back.
The routes will be supervised by trained walk leaders provided by the Thistle.
At the Village Hall teas and home baking will be on sale. Live music will include the Port Seton Pipe Band at 2pm (sharp), the North Berwick singers and an instrumental band. A Children’s Corner will be in the Hall or outside on the Green, if it’s sunny. Can you or someone you know, help ELMESH raise these much needed funds by undertaking a walk, or perhaps sponsor another walker taking part?
Volunteers will also be needed to help out with the refreshments and donations of home baking would be welcome.
A raffle will also be held, with a prize of 2 tickets for the Open Golf at Muirfield in July.
If you could help or want to learn more about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.