I thought I would provide you with a report of the success of our screening of “The Wedding Gift”, a 1995 film, in support of International ME Awareness Month on 29th May, at The Star cinema in Sidney, BC.
We had a varied audience of approximately half ME/FM suffers and half general members of the public. The film was filled with a combination of humour, and sadness. It had a powerful message of the problems encountered by ME suffers, which unfortunately, 20 years later, are still being encountered.
The whole audience stayed for the discussion afterwards, and a number of people came back to my house for tea and homemade (not by me!) cakes and further discussions.
We raised $140.00 for ME Victoria. In addition the owner of the Star very kindly donated the booking fee for the cinema of $150.00.