The trustees of FibroAction and FMA UK
are proud to announce the merger of the two organisations in to a new entity,
Fibromyalgia Action UK, as of 1st July this year. It will combine both charities’ expertise, experience and
resources to better serve people affected by fibromyalgia.
Both charities have the same mission and aims, both
provide similar services benefiting the same group of people nationally and
working as one organisation will enhance this work.
The merger will take place on the 1st of July
2015 and the new organisation will be called Fibromyalgia Action UK (FMA UK). The
name change is subject to regulatory approval.
All services will remain the same – there will be no
change in any of them and all will continue as normal without any break or
Chief Executive of FibroAction said: ‘This is a
very exciting time for the charities and for all of us in the
wider fibromyalgia field. This is a very
positive step in the right direction. We
are all delighted about it. The charities have a national
scope, undertake very similar work, serve the same
population, have the same group of supporters and the same aims.
It will therefore be good to combine our resources to
ensure that people affected by fibromyalgia in the
UK receive the best possible support and that our voice is stronger and
heard by policy makers. We are thrilled about it.”
Stewart, Chair of FMA UK said: “The trustees of FMA UK are delighted for
FibroAction to be joining with the trustees of FMA UK to be able to move
forward together with their support for people with fibromyalgia. This
should allow for an even more proactive role in ensuring the best treatment
options for fibromyalgia. The new board will have more in depth and an
increased range of skills available, which will bring benefit to the fibro
community and our shared objectives. ”
new organisation’s web address will be the same as it is now for FMA UK http://www.fmauk.org/merger
Questions and Answers about the merger of FibroAction and FMA UK:
- All services will continue without any break, delay or change for members of the public.
- We will continue providing the same service through our online forums, the Health Unlocked FibroAction's forum (which will change name on the 1st July to Fibromyalgia Action UK) and the FMA UK online forum on FMA UK website.
- FibroAction's email addresses will be active until the 1st of July. After 1st July all contact should be made through contact details on the FMA UK website - the web address will remain the same.
- From the 1st July, FibroAction's website will not be active and there will only be information about the merger and a link to the FMA UK website.
- There will be a new logo and a new charity name from 1st July. Therefore if you would like to use any of those for your local support group or any other agreed earlier with us purpose, please contact us after 1st July for the new logo and confirmation of the new charity name being in use.
- Fundraising: if you have any fundraising pages/ activities for FMA UK (like Justgiving page) this will remain unchanged and you can continue your fundraising activities. The only thing that will change after the 1st July will be the name of the charity, but there will be no change to fundraisers, no change to bank account details etc. and you are encouraged to continue your fundraising. If you are currently raising funds for FibroAction, for example, through VirginMoneyGiving, we ask you to stop doing it now and if you wish continue raising funds please do so for FMA UK (you can find all details on the website http://www.fmauk.org/ as this bank account and fundraising activities (like Justgiving) will continue until after the merger.
- Local support groups: If you would like your local support group to be listed/ supported please contact FMA UK. FibroAction's website will not be in use after the 1st July and no further listing of local support groups is taking place now.
- If you have any questions not answered above please contact Ella Vine at FibroAction email@example.com or contact FMA UK http://www.fmauk.org/merger