Meeting info for 20/03/17

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is doing well. Just a quick update to remind everyone that the next support group meeting is on the 20/03/17 12:30pm-2:30pm The Oxford Centre, West Farm Avenue, Longbenton Tyne and Wear NE12 8LT United Kingdom The guest speaker will be me (I’m a mixture of nervous and excited!). For those that don’t know me yet my name is Alison Morton, I’m the new chairperson for the group and I’m very much Read more about Meeting info for 20/03/17[…]

Meet up next week!

Hello fibro warriors! Hope everyone is enjoying 2017 so far, and hope everyone is keeping wrapped up warm in this cold weather! Just a quick update to remind you all that next week on Friday the 27th of January there will be a coffee and natter session at Mark Toney’s opposite Haymarket at 12pm. This is a great chance for everyone to catch up and have a lovely time with people who understand what you’re Read more about Meet up next week![…]

‘I won’t apologise for having fun while chronically ill…’

I’ve been trying to post this on our Facebook page for the past couple of nights but for some reason it won’t let me due to technical faults, so thought I would post it here for people to have a read of as I thought it was a really good article addressing the guilt that can be felt by the chronic pain community over going out and having fun! Something that I think we can Read more about ‘I won’t apologise for having fun while chronically ill…’[…]

Christmas meal and Christmas meeting update…

So it’s that time of year again, a time to come together, don a Christmas jumper and laugh, eat, be merry and of course win prizes! (WE LOVE A RAFFLE!) Our Christmas meal was at the Newton Park pub, Benton Lane, NE7 7EB and we celebrated early on the 2nd of December. It was a lovely get together with much fun and laughter, many members took to our Facebook page afterwards to share photos and Read more about Christmas meal and Christmas meeting update…[…]

Christmas and new year meeting info

Hi everyone! Just a little reminder that the last meeting of 2016 is on the 19th of December at The Oxford Centre, West Farm Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 8LT. This will be our Christmas party! ‘Tis the season after all! There will be a buffet, if everyone could remember to bring some food along with them! We will also be running our secret Santa bran tub, so if you would like to be included Read more about Christmas and new year meeting info[…]

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..[…]

Monday 20th June 2016

Fibromyalgia support group @ Oxford centre West Farm Avenue Longbenton Newcastle upon tyne NE12 8LT 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Our Guest speaker today is Diane Trevena. Sixteen years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I was 33 at the time, a Mother of three and doing a Degree in Performing Arts through Sheffield University. It was only after doing the physical elements of the course such as Dance Perfomances and Plays that I began to notice Read more about Monday 20th June 2016[…]

Monday 21st March 2016

Fibromyalgia support group @ Oxford centre West Farm Avenue Longbenton Newcastle upon tyne NE12 8LT 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Our speaker is Gem O’Connor who is a Neurological Advocacy Co-ordinator from Advocacy Centre North. They are a totally new service in the area and are looking into making connections in order to better support people with neurological conditions and better understand what they need from the Advocacy service. This has been made possible by them receiving Read more about Monday 21st March 2016[…]