Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, visited the ‘Quilts at the Mill’ exhibition on Friday 13 July at The Fat Quarters, Blackhall Mill in aid of ME North East.

The Fat Quarters regularly run events to support local charities, and this exhibition featured a display of work by their customers. ME North East is a charity whose key objective is to help those affected by ME, whether patient or carer, across the North East.

Mr. Jones said, “I am very pleased to be attending this event in my role as Patron of ME North East. I hope that this event, and others such as this help to raise awareness of the charity and the hard work it does in helping all of those affected by ME. I would like to congratulate Kim Suleman, Louise Cox, and everyone else at the Fat Quarters for their hard work in helping to support such a great cause.”

ME North East began as an independent regional charity in 2000 supported mainly by a team of dedicated volunteers, but has grown dramatically as an organisation offering services to people with ME, their families and carers. For more information visit

The Fat Quarters is a patchwork and quilting store, which can be found at 5 Chopwell Road, Blackhall Mill. The exhibition ran from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July, with proceeds from entrance, raffle and tombola going to ME North East. A total of £837.64 was raised.

Photographs courtesy of Images by Juliet Chenery-Robson.