Two West Norfolk women have visited 10 Downing Street for their charity work.

Helen Buckenham and her sister Liz Smith, from Dersingham, are both volunteer fundraisers for the charity Action for ME and were invited by the Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron to attend a reception at Downing Street.

Mrs Cameron, an ambassador for the charity, congratulated them on their continued support.

Mrs Buckenham has had ME for more than 20 years and recently organised a fundraising auction for a set of signed Frankel racing silks. The silks, worn in Frankel’s last race, sold for £2,150 and were signed by legendary jockey Tom Queally and trainer Sir Henry Cecil – who died last month.

Mrs Buckenham contacted Frankel’s owner, Prince Khalid Adbulla, before the horse’s final race last October and the silks were donated for the charity.

The Action for ME Downing Street event was also attended by best-selling author Clare Francis, president of the charity.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a neurological condition which has a range of symptoms including muscle pain, and fatigue.

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