Boutique raises $500 for ME

A quarter of those who suffer from ME are bed or house-bound.

The Charity Boutique in Howick sold out their cake stall and made more than $500 in honour of ME Awareness Day on May 12.

There are around 24,000 New Zealanders with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

Some 25% of those are bed or house-bound. It affects all ages, ethnicities and genders.

All these factors are crucial for raising support and awareness on this debilitating illness that can affect the life and health of Kiwis.

The Charity Boutique will return with their cake stall next year.