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.

2022 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 2022.

March 30th – May 12th
After the success of our first sponsored Walking to Awareness event in 2021. We would like to invite you to help us reach our 2022 target of collectively walking 2361.73 miles which we set from last years total and helping raise our fundraising target of £2361.73.

Celebration Coffee Morning

You are invited to our coffee morning to celebrate the end of our Walking to Awareness Event.

We will be having a Raffle, Tombola, Cakes, Craft Stall and more!

The first 40 people will receive a Boots Goody Bag.

Date & Location

Tuesday May 10th 2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Petersham Community Hall
Grasmere Road, NG10 4DZ

Raffle Prizes:

Oral B pro 1680 Electric Toothbrush – Donated by Tesco in Long Eaton
1x Bottle Ketel one Botanical – Donated by Tesco in Long Eaton
Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera – Donated by Julie
£10 Gift Voucher – GW Dundas Butchers, Breaston
Handbag – Donated by Pat
2x £20 Gift Voucher – Altered Images, Draycott
£60 Gift Voucher – Small Steps to Health
30 minute Golf Lesson (worth £30) – Trent Lock Golf
30 minute private hydrotherapy – Aquathlete
Cream Tea Voucher – James Coffee Shop
Tea Voucher – Copper Cogs


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


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


We forgot all about it! Fibro Fog!


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


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

2022 Goal

Our goal this year is 2361.73 miles!

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. 

2022 Progress Report

We’ll post our progress here every week once the event starts.

  • 107.40% 107.40%

Our final 2022 total is 3243.58 miles!

How much did we raise for Fibro Active?


Support & Sponsors

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