Sympathetic press interview request | MEA Purple Booklet campaign | 24 May 2012

Good morning! I’m looking for someone between the ages of 32 and 58 who is willing to be interviewed by a quarter-of-a-million circulation monthly magazine in connection with our ‘Telling GPs the Truth about M.E.’ campaign.

Essentially, this is part of our press/broadcast coverage riding on the back of the distribution of the MEA’s clinical guidance booklet to thousands of GP surgeries in the next week or two.

This will be a sympathetic, no-nasty-surprises-up-their-sleeves interview with someone who’s found it difficult to get a diagnosis or treatment for their ME/CFS (journalist’s words, not mine).

The interviewee will also be asked why it was so important to obtain funding for this distribution of guidance to surgeries. (We raised just over £10,000 for the campaign through last December’s Big Give Christmas Challenge).

The interview will be done on the phone and arrangements will then be made for a photographer to call to take “some lovely pictures”.

If you would like to take part, please email me at


Tony Britton | Publicity Manager | The ME Association


0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.