News | The ME Association - Part 214

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 […]

Donate by telephone

If you would like to make a donation by credit or debit card over the telephone, please call us on 01280 818964 between 10.00am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Donate by post or standing order

If you would like to donate by post or make regular donations via a standing order, please complete our Donation Form. We accept payments by cheque, postal order, credit/debit card and by banker’s order. Details are available on the form.

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Donate online

The ME Association is working in partnership with the JustGiving website, which means you are able to make secure donations online via their website.

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Our objectives

The MEA’s mission is simple;- We are here to support We are here to inform We are here to fund research It’s what we do

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