Fibro Active Funding and Fundraising Campaign

Fibro Active is supported and funded by a number of different organisations.

If you would like to support or sponsor the group please contact us.

From the 24th of October 2021 to the 22nd of October 2022, we are grateful and delighted to be on the Co-Op Local Community Fund. Click on the button above to nominate Fibro Active as your community cause.

You can also help Fibro Active everytime you shop online at select stores. Click on the button below for more details on how to support Fibro Active with easyfundraising by signing up and choosing Fibro Active as your cause.

2020 Fundraising

Lockdown was hard for everyone, including Fibro Active. However, we still managed to do some fundraising!

To read about our 2020 Fundraising, please click on the image above to view the PDF

Thank you!

A big thank you to COOP members who helped Fibro Active raise a total of
£2,772.20  on the COOP Community Cause in 2020.

Past Fundraisers of 2019


From January 1 to March 31. Fibro Active were in the Community Green Token Scheme at Long Eaton Asda. Fabulous News!  We Won !!!!!!

A big thank you to everyone who supported us. This is a real benchmark showing that there is more awareness in the local community of the group and the condition. Jon came along from Asda to present us with a cheque for £500.

Energise – Spring 2019 – Local Event for Fibro Active

Energise – What Happened?

Energise was part 2 of our quest to connect the community with local services and raise awareness of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. We invited local services, clubs and organisations to come along and connect with the local community at West Park on Saturday 11 May.


The Energise Treasure Hunt

Fibro Active’s contribution was a cryptic clue treasure hunt with goody bags for the first 30 finishers and Skinners goody bags and Platinum samples for the pooches.  The first prize for the fastest individual with the most correct answers was an ipod Touch, which was donated by Tesco, Long Eaton and was won by Kate Cavagon in a time of 1hour 18 minutes with 40 points.

Fastest Dog

Finally for the fastest dog we had a 2.5kg bag of Skinner’s Field and Trial, Grain Free donated by Skinners and was won by Ernie.


Grateful Thanks

A big thank you to Open Minds, Live Life Better Derbyshire and Rachel Bates Weleda Wellbeing Advisor and Neighbour Wardens for attending. Thanks also to Long Eaton Rugby Club for staying open and providing bacon butties and hot drinks, to Graham Buchanan of Sawley Park and Long Eaton Cricket Club and Tass at the Tennis Centre who gave their time to provide ‘challenges’ for our Treasure Hunt.


Fastest Family

For the fastest family with the most correct answers there was a bundle of experiences including: £10 Wilko gift card, a Bennets Meal voucher, a family Ice Skating pass, a family ticket for Midland Railway, Butterley and a Nottingham Forest Football shirt. This was won by Lisa Walsh and family.


Thanks To Our Sponsors

We very much appreciate the support from Tesco, Skinner’s, Platinum, Wilko’s Long Eaton, Bennets Hotel, Motorpoint Arena, Midland Railway and Nottingham Forest Football Club.

Thanks to Our Members

Thank you to the Fibro Active Group Members who volunteered on another rainy event and spent the following few days in recovery.

Energise 2019

Fibroactive Spring Energise Event

Energise 2019

Live Life Better – Derbyshire 

Fibroactive Spring Energise Event

Open Minds Supporting Fibroactive






One of our enthusiastic supporters

Ernie – The Fastest Dog in The ‘West‘ Park

Past Fundraisers of 2018

Christmas Lights Switch On

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!

Thank you again, to everyone who has helped and supported us this year

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.

Past Fundraisers of 2017

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.

Active Erewash

Active Erewash helped start the group and supported with sign posting for help, programme content including smoothies and smoothy bike and nutrition classes, boccia, printing and first aid kits as well as donating prizes for the raffle. They have helped pay for the groups public liability insurance.

Public Health

Our primary funder is Public Health and they helped with room hire and initial set up costs in 2016.

In 2017 they funded 50% of our Tai Chi for Arthritis with Erewash Wellbeing funding the other 50%.

We have been invited to apply for a third round of funding in 2018.


MHFA helped fund our pop ups and banners that give the group meetings and our events a branded identity.

Erewash Borough Council Small Grants

Erewash Borough Council have helped the committee attend first aid courses. They have funded the set up of this website along with internet safety sessions for our members and electronic tablets for the group to access information during meetings and help members less confident to access the internet.

Foundation Derbyshire

Foundation Derbyshire have funded our branded gazebo, tables and chairs along with 50 branded t shirts for our outreach and fundraising campaign.

Age UK - Strictly No Falling

From Tuesday April 17th , Strictly No Falling are funding an Open Tai Chi for Arthritis class. Payment from this class will go straight to Fibro Active’s room hire.

The funding helps us run specific projects and supports our reach and fundraising campaign as we also need to be self-sustainable. Due to the nature of our illness we are not able to guarantee consistent attendance to meet the room hire costs. We have a calendar of events to help support this.