The Wilne 10K 2017
The Wilne 10K is a local road running race with 1000 runners, organised by Run Derby. Our Chairperson has been the volunteer coordinator for the race for 6 out of 7 years. We were lucky to be chosen as the community cause in 2017. During the 8-week campaign running up to the race we gained 40 new Facebook members. We encouraged our members and the local community to bake cakes for the event. We held a tombola and raffle with some amazing prizes. Some runners also raised sponsorship for our cause too.
Ockbrook School Fayre
We had a stall at Ockbrook School Fayre in July 2017
Long Eaton Carnival
Long Eaton Carnival June 2017. It was a scorcher of a day, but we were very prepared with two cool boxes full of frozen water and refreshments. We had two tombolas’, guess the name of the dog, children’s books, jewellery and our awareness stand.
Look out for us on June 16 th 2018 with our branded gazebo!
The Long Eaton Christmas Lights Switch On Event
We have previously stood this event twice. In 2016 we had an amazing tombola and in 2017 we had a smaller tombola with a giant food hamper to win by finding it on the map. Both years we have engaged with people who have Fibromyalgia or met our Facebook members for the first time.
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is on May 12th which is Florence Nightingales Birthday. Florence Nightingale wrote in her journals about her chronic pain and she still lived to the ripe old age of 90.
Our first Awareness Day outreach stand was on the Old Market Place, opposite the Corner Pin in 2017.
This year we have our brand new sparkly branded gazebo and will be in the same spot on Saturday 12th May.