M.E. Support 18th Anniversary
It is with great pleasure that I announce that next year, 2019, marks the 18th Anniversary of M.E. Support at www.mesupport.co.uk. The simple Homepage went live on Sunday, 1st April 2001 and gradually developed into the extensive website that you see today. If this website or any other service provided through M.E. Support has been of use to you, please consider helping to support and continue this important work.
M.E. Support 18th Anniversary
It is with great pleasure that I announce that next year, 2019, marks the 18th Anniversary of M.E. Support at www.mesupport.co.uk. The simple Homepage went live on Sunday, 1st April 2001 and gradually developed into the extensive website that you see today.
My name is Louise Sargent and I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in 1993, at the age of fourteen, following a tuberculosis vaccine and influenza. After several difficult years I was encouraged to write about my experience and reach out to other sufferers. M.E. Support was launched with the article M.E. My Story and I invited readers to get in touch with me. I was overwhelmed by the number of people wishing to share their stories and play an active role in building the site. M.E. Support has evolved these past eighteen years, adjusting to meet visitors’ needs, although the main concepts have remained the same – to provide accessible information, reliable advice and compassionate support.
I manage M.E. Support with the assistance of a small team of Volunteers who provide a range of skills. It is difficult to keep up with demand, because of my own fluctuating health, although the work is very rewarding. M.E. Support is a self-funded non-profit cause which is now moving towards charitable status. This will enable us to have an even greater impact in the future and ensure our long-term sustainability.
Thank you for your support and generosity in helping me reach this wonderful milestone. I will continue to offer my guidance and provide a voice to sufferers living with this debilitating disease. Together we can make a difference, whilst working alongside other causes and charitable organisations, to provide a brighter future for our global M.E. community.
If this website or any other service provided through M.E. Support has been of use to you, please consider helping to support and continue this important work.
This site has an enviable reputation as a source of quality information, advice and support for those touched by M.E. and related conditions. The continued existence and maintenance of M.E. Support is crucial to many individuals, as it is one of the very few places they can find accurate, unbiased and up-to-date information and support.
M.E. Support is not a charity and the costs of running this site are met by myself, with the help of M.E. Support Online Shop sales, and revenue from Advertisements. I have never asked for a payment for services provided by M.E. Support and this is something I would like to maintain. Every contribution is greatly appreciated and goes towards running M.E. Support, such as web hosting fees and printing promotional material.
Please consider offering a small donation towards the costs of this work, and be an active part of the effort to maintain M.E. awareness. A donation of just £1.00 is of value and will enable me to spend more time maintaining this site and associated services. If you would like to donate a small contribution to the costs, please click the PayPal button below and follow the on-screen instructions. If you would like to fundraise for M.E. Support, or sponsor the work I provide, please Contact Me to discuss it further.
If you would prefer to donate items rather than money, I have a continuous need for supplies in order to operate M.E. Support. All you need to do is click on the button below and this will take you to the Amazon Wish List for M.E. Support. Then you can buy whatever you feel you can and Amazon will dispatch your donation to M.E. Support.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message and for any help you can provide. Your donation will not only enable me to continue my current activities, but allow me to develop new services to support the M.E. community. You will receive a personal thank you message in recognition of your valuable contribution.
Founder & Webmaster
M.E. Support UK (MESUK)