Coffee & Natter 07-02-18

Hi everyone, We’re having a meet up next week for a coffee & a natter at The Job Bulman, St Nicholas Ave, NE3 1AA (just off Gosfoth High Street). All living with/caring for someone with Fibromyalgia are welcome to join us and you’re more than welcome to bring someone along for support. We will be there from 11:30 am onward on the 7th of February. These are always really relaxed meet ups (and a good Read more about Coffee & Natter 07-02-18[…]

Chair Yoga: Mindful Moves for the Not So Fit

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know of some chair yoga classes that are coming up. Yoga and mindfulness go hand in hand and both are so good for both our physical and mental health. The classes are ran by Sally Roach, who lived with ME/CFS in her 20’s and has a vast experience of working with people living with chronic illnesses, pain and fatigue. Sally has been teaching for 18 years and Read more about Chair Yoga: Mindful Moves for the Not So Fit[…]

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![…]

Free yoga session – 13-01-18

Hi gang, I’ve been contacted by a yoga teacher named Alison (good name eh!) who has advised me she also has Fibromyalgia. She’s running a free taster session tomorrow (13th Jan) 10am – 12pm. Alison says: the beauty of Iyengar Yoga is its use of props to help people with difficulties achieve the poses safely and with precision. The free session is a general taster but I run a fogey yoga class that focuses especially Read more about Free yoga session – 13-01-18[…]

Coffee & Natter meet up – 17-01-18

Hi everyone! Some of our members have organised to meet up next Wednesday the 17th of January from 11:30am onwards at the Job Bullman on Gosforth High Street. The address of the pub is St Nicholas Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1AA. Everyone is welcome and you’re welcome to bring someone along with you for support. There is parking directly behind the Job Bullman and also in the Sainsbury’s car park opposite too. If you’re Read more about Coffee & Natter meet up – 17-01-18[…]

Reminder: No meeting in January

Hi everyone! Just a quick reminder that there will be no meeting held this month (January) to give us all a chance to recover after a busy festive period. The first meet up of 2018 will be on the 19th of February, 12:30 – 2:30pm at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT. New members come along for free and all returning members pay £2 on the door, remember you’re welcome to bring someone with you Read more about Reminder: No meeting in January[…]

Christmas Day Twitter chat

On Christmas Day at 6pm Natasha Lipman (@natashalipman on Twitter) will be hosting a Twitter chat for people living with chronic illnesses who may be finding the holidays hard to get through. I wanted to let you all know in case you wanted to join in. All you need to do is use the hashtag #spooniechristmaspjparty and you’ll be able to connect with lots of people across twitter who understand how much Christmas takes out Read more about Christmas Day Twitter chat[…]

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[…]

Houses of Parliament – Presentation to MP’s

On the 31st of January, the Chairperson of the Support Group Alison Morton (that’s me!) will be joining a team of people who all have Fibromyalgia from across the UK to present to MP’s that there is a very real need to get more funding into research to find out what causes Fibromyalgia, a need for more support for people living with Fibromyalgia, a need for more consistent education for all services that are there Read more about Houses of Parliament – Presentation to MP’s[…]

Group Meeting – 18-12-17

It’s Chrisssttttmmaaasssss! Okay, well, not quite! But it’s our group’s Christmas party!! A chance to gather together and celebrate with people who understand what it’s like to live with Fibromyalgia! Please bring along some buffet food for our buffet and a small bran tub gift worth a maximum of £2 so that we can give gifts to each and every one of you! If some are unisex gifts that would be great as we do Read more about Group Meeting – 18-12-17[…]

Christmassy Craft Session 11-12-17

Come along to our Christmassy craft session and make some wonderful decorations or gifts for your family and friends (or to keep for yourself!!) £2 entry and all materials are provided and of course you get to take away your Christmassy creations at the end of the craft session! We will have some calendars that you’ll be able to decorate and make your own, so if you wanted to bring along some photos to add Read more about Christmassy Craft Session 11-12-17[…]

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[…]

Christmas Hampers!

At our next group meeting, as part of our Christmas Party we will be raffling off some lovely Christmas hampers! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s up for grabs!   We’ll also be drawing the winner of the Champneys Spa treatment Gift Set! There’s so much more yet to be wrapped up and made into Christmas hampers, you won’t be disappointed! Give them as gifts to family or friends to help keep the costs of Read more about Christmas Hampers![…]

Unrest review and another chance to see the film!

Have you had the chance to see Unrest yet? Unrest is a film that follows the lives of people living with ME/CFS. It is an honest, raw, heartwarming, heartbreaking, eyeopening film created by Jen Brea, who lives with ME herself. If you have the chance/time to see this film I would recommend it, even though ME/CFS is a different chronic illness to Fibromyalgia, there is definitely similarities that you will be able to relate to. Read more about Unrest review and another chance to see the film![…]

Coffee & Natter – 15-11-17

Our next Coffee & Natter meet up will be held on the 15th of November from 12pm onward at the Wyevale Garden Centre, Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 5EP. This garden centre used to be called Peter Barratts and some may know it better as that. Members will be meeting up in the café area for a catch up and chat, all are welcome along whether you have been to a meeting before Read more about Coffee & Natter – 15-11-17[…]