Tuesday, December 25, 2012
By Joan Mcparland:
Happy Christmas to all my friends. Instead of Christmas cards this year I have donated to ME Research and to The Salvation Army who will home and are feeding a homeless person for £19 over the holiday period. There are two reasons for this, the first is obvious and the second is that we have visited an M.E. patient who is left to live on £71 a week due to benefit cuts. This patient lives alone, has no heat, no food and family who don't understand the illness and say it's just laziness. Members of the support group very kindly gave us bedclothes and food to try to make Christmas a little brighter for this one of many patients left in this intolerable situation this year.