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Nearly 250,000 people struggle to live with M.E. every day in the UK. There is no known cure or even effective treatment, but with the right support and advice, we can help to improve their lives while we invest in biomedical research.

The ME Association does not receive government grants or other outside assistance to do this. We rely solely on the support of our members, our donors and our fundraisers.

⇒ We need your support to ensure that we can be there to give M.E. sufferers the long-term support and the hope that they urgently need.

Money raised for the ME Association will go to support our charity’s wide range of activities. Core funding will help support important services such as: ME Connect, our helpline that provides confidential support 365 days a year, the provision of new educational information, our continuing advocacy efforts and campaigns to raise awareness. We also need support for the Ramsay Research Fund, to continue our investment in much needed biomedical research.

⇒ Remember, fundraising not only raises money but it also provides a useful opportunity to raise awareness.



Jo Hardstaff doing a scoot around the south-coast of England. September 2017.

There are many ways in which you can help us to make a real difference to services we offer to people who are affected by ME/CFS. For example:

  • Just £10 per month would pay for a valuable hour of our ME Connect service giving much valued support and advice to M.E. sufferers and their families.
  • It costs nearly £100 a  day to run our ME Connect helpline.
  • It costs £500  to take and store a single sample for the UK ME/CFS Biobank
  • It costs £500 to train each new volunteer for our ME Connect helpline.

Anyone can help us to raise funds: members, non-members, businesses, local groups, schools, families and friends of people with ME/CFS .

Our Fundraising Manager, Helen Hyland, will provide fundraising and moral support for your efforts.

Contact her: or by phone: 01280 838964.


Please help us continue our work

Please donate – whatever you can afford – to help us continue with our work to make the UK a better place for people with M.E. Just click the button below to visit our JustGiving page:

Or why not join the ME Association as a member and become a part of our growing community? For a monthly (or annual) payment you will not only be helping to keep us doing what we do best, but will receive our exclusive ME Essential magazine.


Other pages in this section:

ME Awareness Week
Making a Donation
Support for fundraising
Leaving a legacy
Fundraising Ideas
Payroll Giving


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