Andy Beaumont

Musicians for M.E.

Fundraising for ME Association
raised of £3,000 target
by 232 supporters
ME Association

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


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My wife has had Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) since 1995 and it  increased in severity gradually over time. Then she had a very bad relapse to "severe ME" in 2013 and has been pretty much bed-bound/housebound since then. Very slowly, by using pacing and being quite risk-averse, she has improved a little, but I am still needed as her full time main carer. I have previously written a song (Ball with no bounce) for ME sufferers and their carers which was well received by people who know about the illness. They say it hits the spot! It has a chorus that says "What makes them think you need a shrink - to make you better"!   Thank goodness that the NICE guidelines have now been changed (2021) to remove recommendations about Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) derived from flawed "research" by psychobabblers!

I play as either a solo artist (Andy Bob Beaumont) or with my brother and his son (The Beaumont Brothers) and with a blues/jazz/rock band (The Scapegoats). As my musical activities have increased over the last few years and I'm doing quite a lot of gigs I've decided to donate all profits from my musical activities to the M.E. Association.

This Just Giving page is updated from a previous "Ball with no bounce" page which raised over £500. The page later took on a more ambitious target of £3000 and is now running at more than £6000!

I have a website where my musical activities and gigs are detailed:
and my song specifically about M.E. "Ball with no bounce" can be found on my "Shed Songs" album at:

Other albums by Andy Bob Beaumont, the Scapegoats and the Beaumont Brothers are available on Bandcamp too.

Any other musicians who have M.E. or friends/relatives with M.E. or who care for an M.E. sufferer and  who want to chip in by donating some of their gig income to this page - please feel very welcome to do so!

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About the charity

ME Association

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RCN 801279
The ME Association campaigns hard to get ME recognised as a severe neurological illness. Our helpline provides essential information and support to adults and children who have ME/CFS, and to their families and carers. We also fund biomedical research into the physical nature and causes of ME/CFS.

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