SAVE THE DATE - Sunday 15th May 2016 will be the date of this year's event.
For more information on the 2016 event please click HERE.
|This year Blue Sunday will be on 15th May.|
|The first Blue Sunday event back in May 2013.|
So the ‘Blue Sunday’ tea party was born. I invited friends and family to join me for afternoon tea and asked for small donations of the price people would expect to pay for a pot of tea and a slice of cake in a coffee shop. As many of my fellow sufferers are too poorly to travel, I held a virtual tea party too, where people could join in online. I uploaded photos and videos of the event being held at home so that even those stuck in bed on the other side of the world could join in.
The idea has since been adopted by The ME Association as their official annual fundraiser and I was incredibly moved to receive nominations for a JustGiving award and a WEGO Health Activist award.
‘Blue Sunday’ is now celebrated internationally with other sufferers hosting their own tea parties both online and at home.
The 2015 event raised a total of over £5000 which was split between three charities: The ME Association, Invest in ME, and ME Research UK.