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

Unrest – Tyneside cinema screenings

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you all know some amazing news. Some of you who were at the support group meeting a couple of months ago will remember me talking about the film Unrest, which details the journey of living with a chronic illness (ME/CFS) from the people living with ME/CFS’s perspective. I was originally wanting to show a community screening of the film but it was going to cost a lot of money Read more about Unrest – Tyneside cinema screenings[…]

Craft session – 12-09-17

Hello everyone! Now that National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week is over and we’re slowly getting back to normal I wanted to let you all know we have a Craft session tomorrow with the wonderful Theresa at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT 12:30pm – 2:30pm, £2 entry to help cover materials and room hire (you get to take away what you make with you) This Craft session you will be learning how to make craft paper Read more about Craft session – 12-09-17[…]

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)[…]