Forward ME is a group of 10 UK charities, led by the Countess of Mar, who work collaboratively to improve recognition and understanding of myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), affecting 250,000 men, women and children in the UK. Our focus is the urgent need for biomedical research; effective diagnosis and appropriate symptom management; and appropriate care and support services for M.E. and CFS. We are Action for ME, the ME Association, ME Research UK, Tymes Trust, reMemberCFS, Blue Ribbon for Awareness of ME, ME Trust, The 25% ME Group, Invest in ME and #MEAction.