A year of financial crisis and unrest within the organisation. Director Nick Anderson left, after seeing the charity through a period of great expansion and current trustee, George Armstrong, stepped in to the position of Chair temporarily while the Council of Management considered its options. After nine years of campaigning, Clare Francis retired as President (temporarily as it turned out!) and Lady Elizabeth Anson took her place, with Suzy Diamond as Vice-President. Neil Conn left our Scottish Office, his health affected by the situation.
The Association of Young People with ME (AYME) was founded and went on to become the largest UK charity for children and young people with M.E.
Tanya Harrison, who is severely affected and her mum, Christine, started BRAME, the Blue Ribbon for the Awareness of M.E.