The M.E. Trust is the UK’s only charity dedicated to funding and providing individual patient treatment for people with ME/CFS. As well as listening and caring for the needs of the whole person, we offer encouragement and support to families, carers and friends.

Our vision is for all those suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) to have access to the best resources for diagnosis, treatment and care to enable early and full recovery.

The M.E. Trust is speaking up for people who often literally can’t speak for themselves.
Hannah Clifton, Founder and Trustee

Approximately 250,000 people in the UK suffer from ME/CFS, an umbrella term for a neurological disease or spectrum of diseases that cause extreme exhaustion, muscle and joint pain, noise and light sensitivities, cognitive impairment, digestive problems and a host of other symptoms. There is currently no scientific cure and often insufficient care and support for the majority of people with the disease.

Our Charitable Aims

The M.E. Trust’s charitable aims are:

  • To provide relief and proper care to those suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or related conditions; and
  • To promote for the public benefit education and research, and the promulgation of the results of such research, into or in connection with the condition.

Funding Hospital Care

The M.E. Trust is fundraising to provide transformational patient treatment and care for people with ME/CFS. Our fundraising supports our vision to make the highest levels of clinical and compassionate care available to people with ME/CFS. We have been privileged to fund life transforming care since we were founded. We aim to create a ME/CFS Centres of Excellence, the first of their kind in the UK. The Centres will offer a deep understanding of the illness and care for the person in body, mind and spirit.

The M.E. Trust aims to work with the NHS to improve facilities for people with ME/CFS.

Education and research

Our Founder, Hannah Clifton carries out speaking engagements and has authored articles to encourage and inform others and raise awareness.