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 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[…]


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![…]

The Oxford Centre fundraiser (29-07-17)

Hi everyone! Just to let everyone know we’re doing a fundraiser at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT on the 29th of July, 11am-2pm. The Oxford Centre is holding a summer fair which includes craft tables, face painting, a disco and magic show, balloon modelling and a visit from Animal Antics, it will be fun for all the family! If you’d like to come along please feel free to bring family or friends! If you’d Read more about The Oxford Centre fundraiser (29-07-17)[…]

Ponteland leisure centre fundraiser update (01-07-17)

On the 1st of July members of the group volunteered to cover our stall at the Ponteland Leisure Centre food & craft fair to help raise funds to keep our support group going. ‘The fair had 40+ artisan traders in a huge marquee selling food, drink and gifts, with live family entertainment, face painting, a children’s funfair, birds of prey, pony rides and much more!’ – ponteland leisure centre fair website It was a fantastic Read more about Ponteland leisure centre fundraiser update (01-07-17)[…]

Fundraiser 01-07-17 Ponteland leisure centre

Hi everyone 🙂 Just a reminder that on the 1st of July (Saturday) we will be doing the fundraiser at Ponteland Leisure Centre 9am-4pm. So far our volunteers are doing shifts of an hour or so each, but anyone is more than welcome to come along and help out on the day! Or why not have a look around and then come say hello – it should be a good family fun day out! If Read more about Fundraiser 01-07-17 Ponteland leisure centre[…]

International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 12th May 2017..

A bit of a late update from me, I’m so sorry! I’ve been finding it hard to find the time to do everything with moving house but I’m finally starting to find my feet again. So I just wanted to pop an update on the website about our fundraising on International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! A group of members took turns in helping out on our fundraising stall in the Metrocentre, and even took turns wearing Read more about International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 12th May 2017..[…]

International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 12th May

International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is upon us! The 12th of May is our day to raise awareness around the world, online and in real life! Our support group are holding a fundraising stall in the Metrocentre (in the blue zone along from the bus station next to the poundshops) We’ll have different members manning the stall at different points of the day, all members who have offered to help will receive an email or text Read more about International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 12th May[…]

Our fundraising efforts..

Some of you may not know that our support group is run on fundraising efforts and monthly £1.50 membership money alone. With the costs of room hire, materials and storage ever increasing it’s so important to us that we’re able to raise enough to keep our group going so we can continue to provide a safe, warm, welcoming and friendly environment for people with Fibromyalgia to meet once a month (and at craft sessions in Read more about Our fundraising efforts..[…]