Anna is working with Action for M.E., the UK’s leading charity for people affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), to increase public awareness and understanding about the illness and attract funding for much-needed research.
Anna attends awareness and fundraising events organised by the charity, gives media interviews and promotes the work of the charity through her high profile online and social media activity.
M.E. affects an estimated 1 in every 250 people in the UK. It may be diagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Anna said, “There is a great need to raise the level of awareness of M.E./CFS among the public, the media and even the medical profession. It’s not as bad as it was, but there is still a great deal of ignorance surrounding the illness. I thought I may be able to help. I recovered from M.E./CFS, many are not so fortunate.”
Action for M.E. has ambitious plans for 2013 to 2016 with raising awareness and understanding one of its key priorities.
Anna said, “What’s really exciting at the moment is what some of the bio-medical research projects are starting to reveal about the nature and causes of the condition.
The recent launch of the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative, of which Action for M.E. is an executive member, was a huge step forward. It has the potential to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people affected by M.E.”
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