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The Young ME Sufferers Trust
Registered Charity 1080985

Tymes Trust is the longest established national UK service for children and young people with ME and their families. It is a respected national charity whose entire professional team give their time free of charge. They work constantly with doctors, teachers and other specialists, and played a major role in producing the children’s section of the Dept of Health Report on CFS/ME (2002).
Lord Clement-Jones CBE
Founder Patron

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
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ME - The Truth about Exercise and Therapy by Jane Colby FRSA, Guardian Letters

Follow our Executive Director Jane Colby on Twitter @JaneCColby

http://bit.ly/tt-fail  DON'T MAKE ME FAIL AT SCHOOL poster
http://bit.ly/tt-home  Why home-based education helps
http://bit.ly/tt-dont  PLEASE DON'T WAKE ME UP poster
http://bit.ly/tt-banned  Banned from sleeping
http://bit.ly/tt-wrong  ME IS JUST FATIGUE, RIGHT? WRONG poster
http://bit.ly/tt-phys  Research showing ME is a physical disease
http://bit.ly/tt-stop  STOP DAMAGING EXERCISE TREATMENT poster
http://bit.ly/tt-get  Does graded exercise therapy cure ME?

Endorsements Recognition of our work and messages of support for the children.  


A webinar by Jane Colby
10 slides, 25 minutes

Tymes Tidings 2013

Tymes Tidings 2013

Chair of Trustees: "I regularly hear of children with ME who are poorly treated by 'the system' [...] Advising families who encounter such obstacles is a large part of the Trust's work."

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Patrons Supporting the cause.
About Us Includes a full list of the charity's services.
Tymes Magazine Information booklets and magazines.
Tymes Publications Reports, guides and other information about ME.
Registration Form Get full access to our services.
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Donations By credit card, debit card or Paypal. Sponsorship form here too.



Young Hearts

Young Hearts is a collection of inspirational poetry by over 40 children and young people with ME aged 7 to 26. Foreword by Terry Waite CBE. All profits will be used for the Trust's services. This book was originally the dream of Tymes member Jade Louise Scarrott who was so tragically taken from us in a road accident at the age of 14. She wanted to raise awareness and understanding of ME in children. A review was recently published by Special Children magazine.

Central News Feature

To commemorate Jade Louise Scarrott we present the ITV Central News feature on childhood ME (broadband version - 11.4MB) (dialup version - 1.05MB) which was prompted by the publication of Young Hearts. Includes interviews with Jade's mother Karen and Jane Colby. If you have problems viewing Windows Media files, download this version - 2.75MB.

Lady Elizabeth Anson

I very much hope you will join me in becoming a friend of the Trust.

Let us together support this excellent charity that is providing so much practical help to children with ME. And in doing so, let us also support one another.

Lady Elizabeth Anson, Cousin to the Queen

Stewart Henderson

We would like to thank poet, songwriter and BBC presenter Stewart Henderson, who wrote a poem about ME especially for the Remember The Children concert at Brentwood Cathedral. His moving performance was much appreciated. Stewart has kindly given us permission to present his poem here.


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