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Our Supporting Members are the lifeblood of our organisation, offering experience and expertise that helps shape our work and adding their voice to ours as we campaign for better treatment of everyone affected by M.E.

Adult membership

By becoming a Supporting Member for just £21 a year, you are helping us to:

  • continue offering a lifeline of services and support to improve the lives of people affected with M.E.
  • raise awareness and inspire action among the public, professionals, parliamentarians and policy-makers
  • invest in research and drive collaborations to understand the biology of M.E., leading to better treatments and ultimately a cure.

For those experiencing financial hardship, we may be able to offer a waiver for Supporting Membership. Please contact us for more information.

If you are able to make a generous one-off donation of £350 or more, you will receive Lifelong Membership, and your wonderful gift will allow us to reach even more people affected by M.E. You can do this by choosing the option to pay by credit or debit card in step two below, or please contact us for more details.

As a Supporting Member you will have access to:

  • our lively membership magazine, InterAction, published three times a year, featuring our latest campaign news, readers' experiences, research, letters, book reviews, prize giveaways and more
  • our dedicated forum for parents, carers and guardians of children with M.E., if this is appropriate (or you can join our M.E. Friends Online forum)
  • discount offers from retailers such as Goodness Direct
  • your choice of up to three free printed copies of our information booklets.

Young members

If you are aged 18 or under, you can join Action for M.E. for free!

Our young members have access to a dedicated young member's forum, and services that can link you up with other children and young people with M.E., including by letter, email or local group. If you are severely affected, we can set you up with a buddy who will keep in touch with you, without expecting a reply, and help you feel less isolated.

Step One : Are you joining as new member or renewing your existing membership?




Step Two : Register as a child or young person (under 18) for free


Your details

Parent/Carer/Guardian details


Important information

Please note that Supporting Members of Action for M.E. are not members of Action for M.E. as a company law matter. As a consequence, Supporting Members and Supporting Lifelong Members do not have voting powers or legal responsibility as company members of Action for M.E. The Trustees are the members of Action for M.E. as a company law matter and are also its Board of Trustees (as that term is defined in the articles of association of Action or M.E.).

By joining us as a Supporting Member, you agree to us storing your personal information on our database so we can provide the best possible supporter care when you contact us. Your details will be kept securely and we will never sell your details to any other third parties. Where necessary, we will share your details with third parties to supply your membership benefits, eg. the company which sends out our magazine.

We may also contact you from time to time to keep you informed about our other work, fundraising and events.

If you would prefer us not to use your details in this way, please tick this box.



 

Step Two : How would you like to pay?




Step Three : Paying by Direct Debit


Please select your donation preference.


Your details

Your Bank/Building Society details


Important information

Please note that Supporting Members and Supporting Lifelong Members of Action for M.E. are not members of Action for M.E. as a company law matter. As a consequence, Supporting Members and Supporting Lifelong Members do not have voting powers or legal responsibility as company members of Action for M.E. The Trustees are the members of Action for M.E. as a company law matter and are also its Board of Trustees (as that term is defined in the articles of association of Action or M.E.). By making a joining us as a Supporting or Lifelong Member, you agree to us storing your personal information on our database so we can provide the best possible supporter care when you contact us. Your details will be kept securely and we will never sell your details to any other third parties. Where necessary, we will share your details with third parties to supply your membership benefits, eg. the company which sends out our magazine. We may also contact you from time to time to keep you informed about our other work, fundraising and events. If you would prefer us not to use your details in this way, please tick the box below.


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Please Gift Aid your donation

If you are a UK taxpayer*, every £1 you give will be worth 25p more to us, at no extra cost to you, if you Gift Aid it. Thank you very much for your support.

*I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please notify the charity if you want to cancel this declaration/change your name or home address/no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. 


The Direct Debit Guarantee

  • This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits.
  • If there are any changes to the amount, date, or frequency of your Direct Debit, Action for M.E. will notify you 10 working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request Action for M.E. to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request.
  • If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by Action for M.E. or your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society.
  • If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when Action for M.E. asks you to.
  • You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.


 

Step Three : Paying by credit or debit card


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Step Three : Paying by cheque or postal order


If you would prefer to pay by cheque or postal order, please make it payable to Action for M.E. and send by post to :

Action for M.E.
42 Temple Street
Keynsham
BS31 1EH

Step Four : Please Gift Aid your donation.


Please Gift Aid your donation

If you are a UK taxpayer*, every £1 you give will be worth 25p more to us, at no extra cost to you, if you Gift Aid it. Thank you very much for your support.

*I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please notify the charity if you want to cancel this declaration/change your name or home address/no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. 


Important information

Please note that Supporting Members and Supporting Lifelong Members of Action for M.E. are not members of Action for M.E. as a company law matter. As a consequence, Supporting Members and Supporting Lifelong Members do not have voting powers or legal responsibility as company members of Action for M.E. The Trustees are the members of Action for M.E. as a company law matter and are also its Board of Trustees (as that term is defined in the articles of association of Action or M.E.). By making a joining us as a Supporting or Lifelong Member, you agree to us storing your personal information on our database so we can provide the best possible supporter care when you contact us. Your details will be kept securely and we will never sell your details to any other third parties. Where necessary, we will share your details with third parties to supply your membership benefits, eg. the company which sends out our magazine. We may also contact you from time to time to keep you informed about our other work, fundraising and events. If you would prefer us not to use your details in this way, please tick the box below.


How much would you like to donate? £