Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and Patron of Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society, has welcomed the 25th anniversary of the charity and congratulated the volunteers involved on their stellar work.
The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society marks its 25th anniversary this year and their next newsletter will be the hundredth edition. The organisation was founded in 1987 by a number of people, with particular support from Hospital Consultant, Dr Keith Hine and former Member of Parliament, Sir Andrew Bowden MBE.
Over the years, the society that has helped many thousands of people. It was granted charity status in 2000 and developed into one of the most successful and respected regional ME charities in the country. Founding member Colin Barton and officers of the organisation have served on various national and local boards, as well as a number of working groups. To find out more about the society, please visit www.measussex.org.uk.
Commenting, Mike said: “The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS society is a wonderful charity which has provided a valuable service to communities across the region over the past 25 years. I want to congratulate and thank all those involved. I know that a small team of dedicated volunteers work tremendously hard to keep everything running so well and they deserve our continued support. It is important that the issues raised by the society are heard in Parliament, so I will ensure that this will carry on for years to come.”