ME Awareness Event: The May 19th Sponsored Walk at... - EDMESH


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ME Awareness Event


The May 19th Sponsored Walk at Athelstaneford for ME-CFS is going to start off with a bang----from the Cockenzie Pipe Band who are going to play the Minister from the Manse to the Village hall to open the event!

People can then walk or have a cup of tea and home baking and listen to the North Berwick Singers at 2.30 pm followed by a scratch instrumental group of local musicians that we've been lucky enough to attract.

There will also be a children's corner to keep the little ones entertained

For the slightly more adventurous there's the Nigel Tranter Exhibition in the Parish Church and the bothy around the back which has an audio-visual presentation about the birthplace of Scotland's flag, the Saltire in Athelstaneford itself.

A lot of prizes have been donated for the raffle including 2 tickets for the Open Golf at Muirfield. It promises to be a great afternoon (even if it's raining) and with everyone's support we can raise the £1000 we're hoping for for the Thistle Lifestyle Management Programme to be held locally in Haddington

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Sounds very positive and a lot of fun, but also exhausting at the same time.

Do you have to sign up or anything to be able to attend? I am not quite sure how I would get there but I might be interested in going.

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If you want to walk and be sponsored then you will have to contact the organiser Marilyn McNeill But if you just want to come along to support the cause you can just turn up on the day.

Sounds good - great idea Marilyn ! - good luck on the day.

If in a car, coming from Edinburgh area, best way is maybe : follow the A1 east to

Haddington. Stay on the A1 with Haddingon on your right - go through a roundabout -

at next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A199.

After 1.6 miles turn left onto B1347. After l.3 miles turn left onto B1343. You see

Athelstaneford in 0 .5 miles.

You can read an article on our website about this event and download a flyer here:

I hope the weather is good that day!