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[…]

Christmassy craft session – (07-11-17)

Come and join us for a Christmassy craft session on the 7th of November 2017, 12-2:30pm at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT! £2 entry, which provides you with all materials, covers room hire, and you get to take away all of your creations at the end 🎉🎅🏼! Maybe you want to make a start on some handmade Christmas pressies, or maybe you want to make something to keep (because you deserve pressies too!) but Read more about Christmassy craft session – (07-11-17)[…]

Christmas meal (21-12-17)

I know, I know…the ‘C’ word AGAIN! Haha! But! We’re booking places for our annual Christmas meal. It’s being held at the Newton Park Pub on Benton Road on the 21st of December at 2pm. If you would like to come along (and all are welcome to whether you’ve been to a meeting before or not and feel free to bring along someone with you) we need to know numbers before the 1st of November Read more about Christmas meal (21-12-17)[…]

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[…]

Glass painting craft session – (19-10-17)

Hi everyone! Now the winter nights are drawing in it’s lovely to have some candles lit and get all cosy in the evening. So why not make a wonderful painted jar and turn it into a tealight holder to add some extra lovely cosiness to your room! We’re having a glass painting craft session where we’ll have panes of glass and glass jars available to paint. Come along to our craft session on Thursday the Read more about Glass painting craft session – (19-10-17)[…]

Group Meeting – (16-10-17)

Hi everyone! Just to keep you all updated that the next group meeting is on Monday 16th of October 2017 from 12:30-2:30pm. We have had to increase the price of the meetings as the room hire prices have gone up and we’re losing money at every meeting (luckily as a group we do lots of fundraising so that we can keep providing a safe space to give support to people living with Fibromyalgia but with Read more about Group Meeting – (16-10-17)[…]

Coffee & Natter meet up – 12-10-17

Our next Coffee & Natter meet up is on the 12th of October and members will be meeting at The Newton Park Pub, Benton Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7EB from 12pm onward. These Coffee & Natter meet ups are there for anyone who wants to go along, whether you have Fibromyalgia or are caring for someone with Fibromyalgia and whether you have been to a meeting before or not. It’s a good chance to Read more about Coffee & Natter meet up – 12-10-17[…]

Unrest on Radio4 tomorrow

Hi everyone! Tomorrow at 4pm on Radio4 Jen Brea the creator of the Unrest film that is screening next month will be talking about it and her journey with the chronic illness ME/CFS and I guess everything along the way! Click the link if you were wanting to listen, if you miss the time slot it will be available to listen to shortly after the broadcast! 💜🦋 BBC RADIO4 – UNREST