Very early in the history of Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK, it was recognised that the only way of communicating with the vast majority of members was through a newsletter. Over the years, this has been in a variety of forms, and now is in the form of a magazine, known as ComMenT.
ComMenT is published in April, August and December each year, and aims to be as informative as possible – content ranges from information about the organisation, forthcoming events, fundraising efforts, articles on various relevant subjects, to items of useful information. This is available only to Members of CMT United Kingdom, so if you’d like to receive a copy regularly, please join Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK! You can choose to have your copy posted to you, or to receive it electronically via the website.
Members also have access, through the Members only area , to the entire archive of back numbers of ComMenT, which make very interesting reading!
You are welcome to contribute letters, poems and articles to ComMenT for publication at any time. If you send a letter or an article, please do send a photograph of yourself for inclusion with your letter. Photographs will be returned. If you would like your contribution to be anonymous, that is fine, please just make that clear when submitting your article.
We do reserve the right to withhold articles that may be too controversial or distressing for our members (although a little controversy from time to time is welcomed!), and to edit any contribution if we feel it necessary. We do like to avoid negative imagery in the wording we use – articles written by us will not contain the word “suffer” for instance, but we do accept that some people really do “suffer” with their CMT, and therefore, we will edit your contributions sensitively. However, a positive attitude is always encouraged!
It may also be that you see an article in a magazine, or newspaper, or journal that is relevant to the members. In this case, please send a photocopy of the item, plus details of where it was found, and contact details of the publishers, so that we can ask for permission to reprint the item.
Please email any contributions to the Editor, Andrew Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember that, although non-members are welcome to contribute, you won’t see your contribution printed unless you are a member, so do join us!