MESH Cornwall, the group which has spoken up for people with ME/CFS in the South West corner of England since 1987, has closed “with immediate effect”.
The chairman, Elaine Peller, has this week circulated this note to members.
Dear Mesh members,
It is with the greatest sadness and regret that the full working committee of MESHcornwall (CFS/ME Support, Help and Action Group) has to step down en bloc with immediate effect. This is due to the pressure of personal circumstances.
The group has been supporting people with CFS/ME since 1987. However, in the last two to three years there has been a dwindling number of people able to help with Committee work.
With the development of the NHS Cornwall CFS/ME Service over the past ten years, with more awareness and information on social media readily available, and local informal CFS/ME Community Groups throughout the county, we are confident that you will be able to access alternative support.
The Committee would like to thank past and present Committee Members, the Founder Stephanie Woodcock and the President Wendy Trebilcock. Our thanks also go to our Patron Professor Tony Pinching who did so much to promote CFS/ME within the county.
The Committee thanks you for your support over the years.
Chairman of MESHcornwall
Note: All monies remaining in our MESHcornwall account will be sent to ME Research UK as stipulated in our constitution.
The group’s last big occasion was in September 2013 when members co-hosted the ME Association’s ME Question Time in Liskeard, attended by over 150 people. It was an event we all enjoyed.