Christmas Lights Switch On Event
We had a record breaking year at the Christmas Lights Switch On and we sold out! The queue spanned 5 deep across the stall and we couldn’t have worked any faster! Thank you to all our fabulous volunteers who we timetable into manageable time slots, so those who want to give their time can do so without becoming fatigued. A big thank you too, to our supporters and to the community who have helped us raise funds for our group. All your help is much appreciated.
Christmas Tree Festival at Saint Laurence’s Church Long Eaton
We were asked this year, by St Laurence’s Church if we would like to decorate a Christmas tree for their annual festival.
The answer, of course, was yes, it was fun to do and helped us to raise awareness for Fibromyalgia Syndrome and also for our support group. The colour choice of purple was obvious as this is the colour for fibromyalgia and for our group.
We managed to fit in two craft sessions at our Tuesday morning group meetings, where much fun was had decorating fir cones with purple paint and glitter, these glittery cones were the ‘stars’ of our Christmas tree along with purple butterfly shaped favours.
The favours contained a chocolate and were given in thanks to all those who supported us throughout the year.
The tree was decorated by Julie, Jane and Kay, I’m sure you all agree that it was a very pretty tree!
The Fibro 5 Challenge September 30th
Here are some photos of our first Fibro 5 Challenge, showing stalls in our ‘Wellbeing Village’ and the challenge bases around the route. It was a fun day but cold for those standing at stalls and bases!
We had lots of positive feed back both from those who participated in the event and from people who entered the Challenge. Already, we have had offers of support from sponsors and help for our next challenge.
The next Fibro 5 Challenge will be held on Sunday 12th May 2019 which is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. We have lots of exiting ideas for the next one including a treasure hunt around West Park.
Finally, a big thank you to all who helped organise, sponsor and support the event and of course, thanks to all who participated, we hope to see all of you back next year.
Parklands School Fair 2018
On July 14th, Julie popped along to the Parklands School Fair and shared a stall with her cousin who was raising money for the MS Society Group in Skegness.
The Ged Walker Dog Show 2018
On July 22nd we booked a stall at the Ged Walker Dog show to promote the Fibro 5 Challenge. It was a beautiful day and we raised awareness of fibromyalgia and made contact with some lovely people who also had fibro.
Awareness Day 2018
Saturday 12th May 2018 was Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. The group were in two locations in Long Eaton. We were on the Market Place with our fabulous new gazebo funded by Foundation Derbyshire. We had our awareness stand and tombola. We were also invited to have a cake stall at Sainsbury’s on Tamworth Road.