AN EVENT to raise awareness of a chronic and often disabling illness known as ME will be held at Kidderminster's carpet museum.

Worcestershire Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Support Group's 2014 awareness session takes place on Saturday from noon until 5pm at the Green Street-based Museum of Carpet.

There will be DVD presentations shown featuring recordings of previous ME Research UK and Invest in ME conferences plus recent YouTube videos from the organisations.

The event will be appropriate for all people affected by the illness - which causes profound post-exertional exhaustion, muscle or nerve pain and cognitive problems such as memory loss and concentration - and their carers, friends and relatives.

For more information call Ian Logan on 01886 888419.