At meet-ups ME and fibromyalgia sufferers can expect a friendly welcome from fellow-sufferers who are very familiar with how it affects life! One of the main benefits is not having to explain or justify yourself. We want members to be able to relax and enjoy themselves in a supportive environment, free from judgement or criticism of their limitations. Everyone who comes is coping with chronic illness in one way or another.

Living with ME is an obvious topic of discussion, but we don’t limit ourselves to that! Feel free to talk about anything you want. This is a social occasion above all.

Who can come

The meet-ups are open only to group members, and to supporting adult companions. So if you’d like to come, and haven’t joined yet, head over to the Contact page and get in touch!

When and where

We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month.

We usually meet at one of three venues, the Edge Cafe on the Brookfield Hospital site on Mill Road, the Sunflower Café at Scotsdales Garden Centre, Shelford, or the 1815 cafe/bar at the Cambridge Union (Round Church St), but we’re always open to new ideas.

This month (December) we’re going to combine the monthly meet-up with the traditional Secret Santa session at Mark’s place. It works like this: grab something you think someone else might like but that you can bear to part with (a “mathom”), wrap it in newspapers and bring it along. We put them all in a basket and then take lucky dip. Once everyone has a present, we then take it in turn to filch other peoples’. If there’s any time left we play a game – last time it was Secret Hitler, but if you have another one you like, bring it along!

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