On 12th May I wrote a blog entry highlighting that we had reached 150 members on this forum. Three weeks later and today we have 222 members on the forum. This is wonderful news as it means we are reaching more people and you are all hopefully finding support through the various discussions on this forum.
Sadly we have only had five new members to our charity over the past few weeks. In fact, our membership is falling. All of the trustees of RLS-UK are volunteers and we rely on membership fees (£10 per person per year) and donations to keep going. Not one penny of the membership fees is paid to us. It is all invested in the charity. But membership is much more important for another reason - it gives us leverage when dealing with the media, pharmaceutical companies etc. We are still a small charity and the more we grow and the more members we have, the more seriously we will be taken.
Please, if you have not already done so, visit our membership page on rls-uk.org where you can print off a membership form and gift aid form. There is strength in numbers so please help if you can. If you intend to join the charity as a member, or have already done so, please indicate this below so others may be motivated to do the same.
Thank you all for your support.