For information and support

Our ME Connect helpline is available every day of the week on 0844 576 5326. Please phone between these times: 10am-12noon, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. You can also email ME Connect here. If you have an enquiry regarding any aspect of ME/CFS which is not answered by the information at this website, please feel free to […]

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Membership form

A Membership Form is available for download below which you can print, complete and send to Head Office. If for any reason you are unable to use this document, please contact ME Connect and we will be pleased to post you a copy. When we have received your completed Membership Form and subscription, we will […]

Membership subscriptions

Full Membership is available to all adults with ME/CFS, carers and anyone with an interest. £18.00 (UK residents) £24.00 (Mainland Europe including Republic of Ireland) £30.00 (Rest of the World) Each full member is entitled to vote at our Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings.

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Benefits of membership

Members of The ME Association receive our quarterly magazine called ME Essential, which is full of information about the latest research, treatment and contains a regular contribution from our medical advisor. There is also a special Members’ telephone line for our Information and Support service – ME Connect. Also, when you join, you will have […]

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Business sponsorship

Do you know of a business which would link their products to sponsorship – perhaps for every one sold, they would donate a fixed sum or percentage to The ME Association, or perhaps The ME Association Research Fund?

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Fundraising events

Funds can be raised by a number of different events. Perhaps you could organise or take part in a jumble sale, coffee morning, craft fair, table fair, quiz night or car boot sale? To help with your fundraising efforts you can now create a fundraising page on the web using The ME Association’s special area […]

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Raffles are a popular way to raise funds, perhaps with the prizes being donated by local shops and businesses etc.

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Support for your fundraising

If you wish to raise money for The ME Association in any way other than through donation or Gift Aid, please contact us for  fundraising support. We can answer any questions and tell you how to obtain our letter of introduction, identity badges, free T-shirts, posters, etc. Also, to help with your fundraising efforts, you […]

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Collection boxes

There are several ways of using collecting boxes to raise funds – in pubs, shops and offices; through street collections, by house-to-house collections etc. Some involve more time and effort than others.

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New ME/CFS Support Group in Carlisle

The New Year has got off to a promising start for people with ME/CFS and their carers in England-Scotland border country – with the opening of a new ME/CFS group and academic project in Carlisle. Carlisle ME/CFS Support Group will be launched next week by Linda Danielis, a senior lecturer in Cumbria Business School at […]

Remembering The ME Association in your Will

Everyone is recommended to consider making a Will so their wishes will be carried out after they die. Many people like to leave something to charity and legacies can be of particular value to The ME Association.

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Sponsored activities

If you are taking part in an organised activity such as the London Marathon, Great North Run, etc., or even taking part in a sponsored event of your own, please let us know.

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Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving involves donating directly from your pay or pension to The ME Association. Some advantages of Payroll Giving are that it allows you to make regular donations without having to do anything more; the donations will be tax free to you; and the Government will add 10% to your donation, so making your contribution […]

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MBE for Dick Patterson

Dick Patterson, president of Dorset ME Support Group, has been made MBE in the New Year's Honours List. Dick was chairman of the Dorset group for 17 years until he stood down from the post last year, when he was succeeded by Tim Stirgess.

NICE guideline: MEA response

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced a draft guideline for ME/CFS which it has put out for comment. With its emphasis on CBT and graded exercise as therapies of first choice, it will set the pattern for assessment,  diagnosis and clinical management for years to come. The ME Association says […]

How to contact ME Connect

Our ME Connect helpline is available every day of the week on 0844 576 5326. Please phone between these times: 10am-12noon, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. You can also email ME Connect here. Please note that the ME Connect helpline and email service cannot answer individual queries about medical management or diagnosis. We do, however, have a […]


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.