Countess of Mar
The Countess of Mar was an hereditary peer in the House of Lords and is a passionate campaigner on behalf of people affected by ME/CFS.
She founded Forward-ME ‘to promote effective joint working by ME and CFS organisations in order to improve recognition, understanding, research, management, support and information for everyone affected by ME/CFS.’
Bishop James Newcome
The Lead Bishop for Healthcare
Bishop James Newcome, the Bishop of Carlisle, is the Lead Bishop for Healthcare in the Church of England and sits in the House of Lords. He is passionate about healthcare and healing. He developed a special interest in ME/CFS through seeing the devastating effect of the illness on a personal friend, and from meeting people with the illness in his ministry. Bishop James once worked as an ambulance driver and is married to a former health visitor. He has four children, one of whom is training to be a doctor.
He states, ‘So many people with ME/CFS are suffering without being heard or adequately supported. With the right help and support many could benefit from an improved quality of life and some experience physical improvements or even recovery. I am delighted to support The M.E Trust in providing diagnosis, specialist compassionate care and treatment, which can transform lives’.