Children in Need grant for Dorset ME Support Group

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Press Release

BBC Children in Need delivers nearly £17million worth of grants

Category: Children in Need
Date: 09.08.2007

BBC Children in Need is distributing nearly £17 million worth of grants this week which will help make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people around the UK.

This August 2007 grant allocation is the second and final round of grants which will be made by the charity this year thanks to a current 2006 Appeal total of £32,434,944.

The appeal had an auspicious start last November, when it was declared that the British public had raised a record-breaking £18.3m at the end of the BBC One telethon.

In the nine months since appeal night, donations from fundraisers, schools and businesses around the UK have continued to accumulate and the final appeal total looks likely to top £33m.


South and West England
A total of £1,488,025 to 58 projects including the Dorset ME Support Group. Children with ME, or chronic fatigue syndrome, are disadvantaged both because of their illness but also because lack of contact with their peer group can lead to depression, lack of self-esteem and confidence. A three-year grant of £42,886 will fund an outreach worker to provide support and advocacy for children and young people with this debilitating illness.