The Fibro 5 Challenge

What is the Fibro 5?

The Fibro 5 is our 5 ways to Fibro Wellbeing, which we have incorporated into our programme.

What is the Challenge?

The Challenge is an annual event that challenges our group members and members of the community to attend an event to help us raise awareness of Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME and raise funds to allow us to continue to support our members. Previously we have held a sponsored dog walk, a treasure hunt and we have a Pamper Day that is ready to go when Lockdown is lifted.

Why do we raise awareness?

Did you know that it is estimated that 1 in 20 of us may be sufferers? We want to raise awareness about Fibromyalgia and Chronic/Fatigue Syndrome and support people who have symptoms or are are diagnosed to allow them to accept and manage their illness, so they can move forward with a life with Fibro.

2021 Fibro 5 Challenge

Walking to Awareness Challenge

Want to improve your endorphins and lift your mood?
Why not join us for our virtual Walking to Awareness campaign for 2021.

March 31st – May 12th

2021 and the lockdown continues

After 12 months of lockdowns, it is more important than ever to get out in the fresh air for up to an hours walk. As restrictions are slowly lifted we will be able to walk in small groups of up to 6 people and we thought we would give you an incentive this year!

Anyone who submits a minimum of £10 sponsorship to our crowd funding page will be put in a raffle to win a Fortnum and Mason Hamper worth £100!

2017

Our target was 26.2 miles, you walked 677.67 miles! You smashed it!

2018

Our target was 677.67 miles, you walked 1025.89 miles!! You smashed it again!!

2019

We forgot all about it! Fibro Fog!

2020

Our target was 1025.89 miles. Due to lock down, it was anticipated we wouldn’t achieve the target. We managed 449.92 miles.

2021 Goal

Our goal this year was 2,021 miles and we finished with 2361.73 miles! Great work!

Every Step Counts!

There is no obligation to do more than you already do! This is something that most of us do already and you don’t have to go out on a special walk to achieve this but it would be great if you did.

We walk to the bathroom, to the bus stop, to the shops, round the shops, to school, to the doctor’s office and hospital and even walking the dog. All steps count!

How can I measure my steps?

If you can only manage a few steps you can count them. If you manage further you can get an app for your phone or a Fitbit or equivalent. We just ask that you convert steps to miles and add up your miles to one weekly total figure.

You can submit your miles on our facebook page before each Wednesday once the event starts.

Keep up to date on Facebook

You can keep up on recent progress reports as well as any new information regarding the Fibro 5 Challenge Event, Walk to Awareness here or by clicking on the facebook icon below. 

Final Progress Report

Our 2021 Walk to Awareness Goal is now complete!

  • 116.90% 116.90%
2361.73 miles out of 2,021 miles

How much did we raise for Fibro Active?

£720

Support & Sponsors

If you would like to raise money for Fibro Active you can print out our Fibro Active Sponsorship Form (.pdf) here.