Our previous Group Meeting – 19-02-18

We had our first group meeting of 2018 the other day, and it was so lovely to see so many of you there! It was great to catch up with you all to welcome along some new members! We let everyone know that we will no longer be doing paper versions of the newsletters, but instead everything will be done digitally from now on, being more environmentally friendly. All the info that was in the Read more about Our previous Group Meeting – 19-02-18[…]

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[…]

My Christmas attitude of gratitude!

Hello everyone! Christmas is a great time to reflect on everything that’s happened over the past year, so I’d like to take some time to show my gratitude to you all! I really wanted to start with taking a moment to thank the group founder Angela Campbell. Without her starting the group up 9 years ago, we wouldn’t have this life line in Newcastle, bridging the gap in care and support for people living with this Read more about My Christmas attitude of gratitude![…]

Our Christmas Party 18-12-17

Ho, Ho, Hola gang! We had our Christmas Party yesterday, and so many of you turned up to wish one another a Merry Christmas and spend some time with your Fibro family! It really was such a lovely couple of hours and I feel so lucky to know so many wonderful people!! We welcomed along some members who have recently set up a support group in Gateshead, they meet at the Gateshead Civic Centre, once Read more about Our Christmas Party 18-12-17[…]

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[…]

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![…]

Our previous group meeting (20-11-17)

We had a lovely catch up at our last group meeting and welcomed along three new members! There was definitely Christmas spirit in the air with all our crafts set up for sale, made by some of our own members and Theresa, one of our wonderful committee members! Theresa has made some beautiful Christmas scroll decorations that would be perfect for the festive period! Which will be on sale again at our next meeting (Christmas Read more about Our previous group meeting (20-11-17)[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

Our last group meeting (18-09-17)

Hello everyone! At our last meeting we welcomed along Chris Reynolds who is an emotional wellbeing consultant, she specialises in a technique called Tapping (also called EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique). Tapping is something that some may find useful to help focus on negative emotions or physical symptoms and re-centre themselves soothing the fight or flight response. Chris Reynolds can be contacted on 0191 2521575 or 07989970260 and works in Whitley Bay. It’s something that Read more about Our last group meeting (18-09-17)[…]

Group Meeting (21-08-17) – guest speaker Tracey Middlemiss

At our August group meeting we welcomed along Tracey Middlemiss, who is actually a support group member and has been coming to the support group for a long time now. Tracey lives with Fibromyalgia (amongst other conditions) but is also a qualified fitness instructor and teaches Zumba. It was great to hear from Tracey and she is very passionate about finding ways to make fitness available to everyone, no matter their ability. Tracey spoke to Read more about Group Meeting (21-08-17) – guest speaker Tracey Middlemiss[…]

****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****[…]

Quick reminder…

Hi again everyone, Just a quick reminder that at our Support Group Meeting on Monday 21st August we will be having our library audit. Please can everyone bring along any books/library items they have so we can do a round up and make sure everything is still there. This means that the library will be closed at the August meeting, but will reopen at the September meeting. If you have lost or damaged any items Read more about Quick reminder…[…]

IMPORTANT INFO – ROAD CLOSURE/METRO REPLACEMENT BUS SERVICE

Hi everyone, It’s been brought to my attention that on Monday 21st your travel to the support group meeting may be disturbed/delayed due to road works/road closure under the metro bridge on killingworth road (A189)/metro closure & bus replacements. So I’ve tried to get all the info you’ll need to make an informed decision about how best to get to The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT. If you are getting the metro, please be aware that Read more about IMPORTANT INFO – ROAD CLOSURE/METRO REPLACEMENT BUS SERVICE[…]

Group Meeting (21-08-17)

Hi everyone! The next group meeting will be on Monday the 21st of August, and is held as usual at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT 12:30pm-2:30pm . If this is your first support meeting it is free of charge, for all other members it’s £1.50 on the door. We also offer unlimited refreshments of tea/coffee/juice and biscuits for an additional £1. You are welcome to bring a partner/family member/friend along with you for some Read more about Group Meeting (21-08-17)[…]