Members of the Driffield based charity Tempo, an ME family support group, took part in a bike ride and raised £602.50.
Stuart Taylor, chairman said: “ We are an expanding local ME family support group supporting members from all across the Yorkshire region. One of our newest members, Robert Asquith from Batley and friends, Brandon Dixon, Barry Slater, Stephen Wallis and AJ Baptiste cycled from Scarborough to Whitby and back on May 11th to raise awareness of ME.
ME is a chronic disabling illness with many complex symptoms that causes pain in the muscles, prolonged unremitting exhaustion, neurological problems and general suffering that accompanies this illness. The illness can last for years or in severe cases a life time and the symptoms vary from person-to-person. They fluctuate, sometimes daily, and can be severely disabling causing major life changes to not only the person with the condition but their families.
Mr Taylor said: “The impact of ME on young people is especially damaging because it hits them at a crucial stage of their lives and is recognised as the most common cause of long term absence from school. It is estimated that as many as 240,000 men, women and children in the UK suffer from ME/CFS. The commonest age of onset is 13-15, but cases can occur as young as five-years-old.
On behalf of the Group can I thank Robert and his friends for their efforts.£