March 21, 2016
Cheltenham company Britannia Construction has kick-started a year of supporting Action for M.E. with a generous £2,500 donation, raised following its charity auction at the end of last year.
The company voted to support us after Britannia employee Louise Dunn, who has M.E., shared her experience of the illness and the support she received from Action for M.E.
“My colleagues at Britannia recognised that sometimes I couldn’t even walk across my office because I was in so much pain,” explains Louise, who was diagnosed last September after living with symptoms for two years. “I was getting heart palpitations, extreme exhaustion. I had aches in my body that were very painful.”
We are hugely grateful to Louise and the team at Britannia, and say a huge thank you for the company’s generous donation. We rely on this sort of support to help us continue providing vital information, advice and support services for people with M.E., as well as campaigning to raise awareness and drive forward much-needed research.
Britannia Construction has 10 sites across the South West and South Wales, and will work in partnership with us to help raise awareness and understanding of M.E. throughout 2016, including sharing information about the illness across the staff team, and holding dress-down days to fundraise for us.
In the meantime, having slowly improved with support from the M.E. clinic in Gloucestershire, Louise is working up to her own personal challenge: the Grand Bristol 10K in May. You can read her full story to find out more – we wish her the best of luck.