TEAM OF MUMS OFFICIALLY LAUNCH NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CHILDRENS’ M.E. A team of mothers whose children suffer from M.E. are officially launching a national awareness-raising campaign, as they reach an incredible 5,000 knitted tulips for the condition. Named 'Knit a tulip for ME', the campaign has already seen over 200 knitters get on board to knit an amazing 5,000 tulips, each one measuring three inches in length. The ultimate goal is to produce 25,000 of the woolen blooms, one for every young person thought to be affected by M.E. (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFS) in the UK. A collection of the tulips will be displayed at the Double Tree by Hilton London - Chelsea, on Thursday 14th May to celebrate the success of the campaign so far, raise much needed awareness of M.E. and act as an official launch to recruit more knitters to the cause.
The children of the mothers behind the 'Knit a tulip for ME' campaign are all members of the Association of Young People with M.E. (AYME), the leading national charity working exclusively to support the needs of children and young people affected by M.E./CFS and those who care for them. Assisted by AYME, it is hoped the event will raise much needed awareness and support of the campaign, which, it is hoped, will also be displayed in other areas of the UK as the number of tulips grows. To make a donation to 'Knit a tulip for ME' visit http://www.justgiving.com/Knitatulip For a knitting pattern and sponsorship form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org To find out more about AYME, visit www.ayme.org.uk, or call its information and help line on weekdays between 10am and 2pm, 0330 2211223.