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[…]

September’s National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week (3rd – 10th September 2017)

September saw us celebrate National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week from the 3rd till the 10th of September, and we had a great awareness week this year, with FMAUK saying it was one of the most vocal awareness weeks online! There was lots of different things to get involved with online this year, including a week long photo challenge, adding a ‘twibbon’ to your social media profile picture, joining in the Thunderclap campaign which sent out a Read more about September’s National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week (3rd – 10th September 2017)[…]

Group Awareness Week FMAUK fundraiser! (Saturday 9th September)

Hi everyone! I wanted to let you all know about our upcoming fundraising event that will run during National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week ’17! We are hosting a coffee afternoon on Saturday the 9th of September, at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT, 2pm-4pm and everyone is welcome! Not only will we be raising money for FMAUK (£1.50 on the door which will pay for all your drinks), we are raising awareness of Fibromyalgia so the Read more about Group Awareness Week FMAUK fundraiser! (Saturday 9th September)[…]

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week (3rd – 10th September)

Next week is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week! FMAUK are running a social media campaign to raise awareness of this invisible disability in the public eye. There are a number of things you can do to get involved! You can share your story with FMAUK by emailing simon.stones@fmauk.org and selected stories will be shared across their social media and website You can join their thunderclap campaign by going to Thunderclap campaign and signing up before Monday 4th September Read more about National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week (3rd – 10th September)[…]

Metrocentre fundraiser – 26-08-17

Hi everyone! Just to keep you all up to date, we’re holding a fundraising tombola in the Metrocentre on Saturday 26th August (this coming Saturday) we’ll be there 9am-5pm with all our volunteers covering shifts during that period. It’s on a Saturday and it’s the summer holidays so come on down, bring your kids for a day out and pop by our stall in the Blue Zone (near the poundshops and bus terminals) and support Read more about Metrocentre fundraiser – 26-08-17[…]

****GROUP MEETING UPDATE****

We will now be welcoming along Tracey as our guest speaker tomorrow. Tracey is a fitness instructor who lives with Fibromyalgia herself, giving her a unique insight when it comes to exercising with a chronic condition. Tracey will be talking about her journey of living with Fibromyalgia and being a fitness instructor, and also giving a small demonstration to show how Zumba can be modified to meet your mobility levels, and can even be done Read more about ****GROUP MEETING UPDATE****[…]

GNR fundraising!

Hi everyone! I’ve got some exciting news…I’ve finally been able to create a donation page for Elvis running the Great North Run for us! If you want to share it through your personal social media accounts and talk to your friends and family about Elvis raising money for the support group that would be amazing! The money raised will go towards more books for the library/everyday running costs of the group/help towards us compiling our Read more about GNR fundraising![…]