Great North Run Weekend

This weekend is our hometown Great North Run and the Great North 5K the day before! This year we are so lucky to be able to say that we have people fundraising in both events! First up on Saturday is the Great North 5K, and we have one of our long time members, Jane, walking the 5K in order to raise money to help keep our support group running! Jane has Fibromyalgia and will be Read more about Great North Run Weekend[…]

Our 10 year anniversary in April

So, I haven’t update the blog in a few months now, unfortunately I just haven’t been well enough and I’ve had a lot going on with assessments and more, but I’m finding time now to update the blog on some things that we’ve been up to over the past few months. Our ten year anniversary was back in April, and it was an amazing and busy day! We had a lot of members, both old Read more about Our 10 year anniversary in April[…]

Well I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 400 more…

…just to be the man who walked 900 miles for FMAUK! Okay, okay.. we all know my songwriting skills leave a lot to be desired.. BUT.. Paul Truswell is taking on a massive challenge and walking 900 miles, all to raise money for FMAUK and to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia! Paul has a big target of wanting to raise £10,000! WOW! Paul will be starting his journey in Dover on the 1st of April (I Read more about Well I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 400 more…[…]

Dolls for dementia patients – donations welcome!

Our lovely committee member Ali Bambra is collecting dolls and dolls clothing to donate to dementia patients. This is through the same group that we collected the knitted blankets for premature babies for. If anyone is passing a charity shop and sees a doll or clothes it would be so kind and so lovely if you are able to donate them to this cause. Or if you’re having a clear out of your children’s toys Read more about Dolls for dementia patients – donations welcome![…]

Calling all knitters!

Afternoon gang! We’re appealing for knitted or crocheted 18inch blankets to donate to Newcastle hospitals for premature babies. This is a cause very close to our hearts and we would be so appreciative and grateful to anyone who is able to make a blanket. We will be collecting them at the next meeting (19th February, 12:30-2:30pm at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT). Thank you all for the support shown for this cause already, we’ve Read more about Calling all knitters![…]

My Christmas attitude of gratitude!

Hello everyone! Christmas is a great time to reflect on everything that’s happened over the past year, so I’d like to take some time to show my gratitude to you all! I really wanted to start with taking a moment to thank the group founder Angela Campbell. Without her starting the group up 9 years ago, we wouldn’t have this life line in Newcastle, bridging the gap in care and support for people living with this Read more about My Christmas attitude of gratitude![…]

Fundraising for Parliament

Hiya gang! I’ve already posted on social media about the items I have for sale for help raise funds for my upcoming Parliament trip, but thought I’d pop them here too just in case there’s any members who don’t use social media but would like to purchase any of the items too. I’ve personally designed and had specially printed these tote bags, and there’s only a limited number of them. I’m selling them for only Read more about Fundraising for Parliament[…]

Fundraising Thank You!

I’d like to thank each and every one of our members for all their help and efforts to funraise for our support group over the past year! We’ve had an amazing year for fundraising and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you! From donating gifts to our tombola stalls, to making handmade crafts to sell, to running the stalls themselves, to sharing about our events on social media, it all adds up! Read more about Fundraising Thank You![…]

Quorum Christmas Market

Our committee members will be at the Quorum Christmas Market on the 6th of December 11:30am – 2:30pm with our tombola stall to raise money to keep the support group going into next year and to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia in the local community. There will be over 60 local small business selling their goods, plus hot food traders, and you get a free mince pie and mulled wine on arrival to get you into Read more about Quorum Christmas Market[…]

Metrocentre fundraiser

On Sunday the 3rd of December some of our members (and their friends and family) ran a tombola stall on the charity barrow in the blue zone of the Metrocentre to raise money for the support group, and to also raise awareness of Fibromyalgia in the community. I’m so thankful to everyone who helped out in any way, be that through donations to our tombola, running the tombola itself, driving to and from the lock Read more about Metrocentre fundraiser[…]

Members have donated knitted clothing for local premature babies (NHAP)

Some of our lovely members have donated some knitted clothing which will go to local hospitals (RVI/QE/RAKE LANE). This came about as our Fundraiser Ali Bambra’s sister donates to NHAP (Needles, Hooks, Angels and Preemies. Ali thought it would be a wonderful idea to ask our members if anyone was able to knit already and was able to take some time to knit some clothing to help premature babies in our area. NHAP is a Read more about Members have donated knitted clothing for local premature babies (NHAP)[…]

Our fundraising efforts so far…

So far this month we have been at the Gateshead Stadium Christmas Village raising money and awareness of Fibromyalgia in the community. The Christmas Village was extremely busy and super Christmassy! Our tombola stall was very popular and we got the chance to speak to a lot of people about Fibromyalgia. A huge thank you to all who helped out on the day, and to everyone who shared that we would be there through their social Read more about Our fundraising efforts so far…[…]

Christmas hamper appeal

Yes…I said the ‘C’ word! Christmas is coming! We’re making up 3 hampers to raffle off at the Christmas meeting (18-12-17) and we already have some things to go in them, but we’re now appealing for Christmas food items (selection boxes, ginger bread, Christmas cake, nibbles..you get the idea..). The shops are filling up with Christmas goodies and we’d be so grateful if people would be able to bring something along to the November group Read more about Christmas hamper appeal[…]

Our previous Group Meeting (AGM) – 16-10-17

At our previous Group Meeting we held our AGM to look back over the past year of our Support Group and everything that we’ve done. It was a great meeting and I was so pleased to see everyone. There was a truly lovely feeling in the room and it was nice to catch up with everyone and go over the agenda. We also discussed our upcoming fundraising events in November and December, which really help Read more about Our previous Group Meeting (AGM) – 16-10-17[…]