In view of questions being asked, and the absence of any public statement, The ME Association asked the Charity Commission (CC) a number of questions last week regarding the decision to dissolve the MEACH TRUST charity on 21 August 2007.
1 Why has the charity ceased to function?
The CC were unable to clarify and pointed out that they generally do not make enquiries when a charity decides to dissolve.
2 What has happened to the money (around £88,000 over five years) that was being raised to build a care home?
The CC was unable to provide an answer.
3 What has happened to the remaining assets?
Any remaining assets have been donated to the 25% Group. [The 25% ME Group for severe sufferers]
Dr Charles Shepherd
24 October 2007