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'Blue Friday' - Jane is #GoingBlueforME

I will be having my hair dyed blue for ME Association because people with ME are too often invisible.

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ME Association

We help people with ME/CFS to understand and survive their illness

Charity Registration No. 801279

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.


To raise awareness about ME I will be spending most of Friday 4 May Going Blue for ME - having my 26 inches-long hair dyed blue in advance of ME Awareness Week (Monday 7 May to Sunday 13 May, 2018. ).


I am doing this in aid of the charity ME Association who do a vital job raising awareness of ME and supporting those with the condition (blue is the internationally accepted ‘colour of ME’). Since I was first diagnosed, they have been my first stop for information about the disease that stole so much of my life.


As some of you know, I have had ME for 14 years, and the need for raising awareness about this debilitating illness is sadly as great as ever.


Unless you have, or know someone with, ME a trip to the hairdresser may not sound like much of a challenge. After all, the last time I raised money for charity, two years before falling ill, I trekked 100km across Iceland! But thanks to ME, sitting up for 5 solid hours, contending with the bright light, constant sound and scents of the hairdresser’s, is now every bit as much of a challenge for me as that mountain trek was.


If any of you feel able to support me in this, I would be truly grateful. It’s so important that people understand how debilitating this ‘Cinderella’ illness is – and how much it takes away from us.


Thanks for taking the time to visit and see you on ‘Blue Friday’!



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