The trustees of FibroAction and FMA UK are proud to announce the merger of the two organisations into 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 delay.
Ella Vine, 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.”
Pam 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 increased range of skills available, which will bring benefit to the fibro community and our shared objectives. ”
The new organisation’s web address will be the same as it is now for FMA UK www.fmauk.org.