The Trustees of the CFS Research Foundation have come to the decision that it is not possible for the Foundation to continue operating without the voluntary guidance of either Hugh or Anne Faulkner, its original founders. It is felt that the Foundation has fulfilled its role by the impetus it has given to research and recognition of the disease over the last twenty-one years. It is also felt that with the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative now in place the leadership and focus into research and funding in the future will be undertaken by them, and to a certain extent the Medical Research Council (MRC).
Action for M.E. has agreed to take over the contract for Professor Peter White’s three year study into chronic pain in CFS/ME sufferers which is being funded in full with monies from the Foundation. They are also launching the ‘Faulkner Award’ in recognition of Anne and Hugh Faulkner’s work, which is an accolade they intend to present to high quality and exciting research projects that hold potential benefit to people with CFS/ME.
Action for M.E. was formed over 25 years ago. Their vision is a world without M.E. and their mission is empowering people with M.E. to fulfil their potential and secure the care and support they need, while working towards a greater understanding of the illness and ultimately a cure.
The Foundation will be closed from 30th June 2014 and all future enquiries should be made to Action for M.E.
UK Head Office
Action for M.E., PO Box 2778, Bristol, BS1 9DJ
Tel: 0845 123 2380 (lo-call) or 0117 927 9551 (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm)
Fax: 0117 927 9552
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Research needs substantial sums of money to enable it to go forward. There are many ways you can add your support. You can send us a cheque or make a donation online. We have a leaflet, which we will be happy to send you, which gives some ideas how you can help raise funds. These ideas, some of which came from our supporters, show how you can raise funds even if you are bedbound or able only to undertake simple events. For the recovered or family members or carers there are more ambitious projects.