A little bit about the Virtual tea party as taken from what would have been this year’s leaflet:
Life with M.E. can be incredibly isolating. Often sufferers are too unwell to receive visitors. The communication, sensory overload, and exertion of even a five-minute visit will likely leave the sufferer worse off than the before. Many sufferers are housebound, often bedbound, and so making the journey to be with us here today is not possible.
Today there is also a Virtual Tea Party happening online for those who would otherwise be left out of yet another social event.
Throughout the day photos and videos from our tea party will be uploaded onto social media where those unable to join us in Real Life can feel a part of something.
They too are enjoying tea and cake but from the relative comfort of their own homes. They’re posting photos and chatting online with others doing the same.
Have you seen this year’s JustGiving page total? Not including Give Aid, or donations that went to other M.E. causes, Blue Sunday has raised £5876 for The ME Association. Astounding! www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AnnaRedshaw2020
I thought I’d share with you just some of the photos from this year’s online event. My plan had been to count how many people joined in this year. Well let’s just say there ended up being too many to count!
Each of these photos were posted to Instagram under the hashtag #BlueSunday2020 and I’ve kept the Instagram account name at the top of each one as the photo belongs to that person.
It was undoubtedly the most popular Blue Sunday so far. I think we have ‘Lockdown’ to thank for that as more of us than ever before are confinded to our homes and feeling the loneliness.
Look at all that lovely cake. Enjoy!