Weʼve raised £164 to Fibro Active, a local support group for sufferers and carers of Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.
- Long Eaton, United Kingdom and Ilkeston, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 19th December 2017
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Fibro Active Long Eaton and Ilkeston support groups for people with Fibromyalgia (FM) and ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and their carers. It is a positive and inclusive group that focuses on healthy lifestyle, light exercise, support and sharing information as well as educating members about their condition and help them move forward with their acceptance and management of the illness.
The group was started in 2016 due to lack of support locally. It is estimated that 1 in 20 of us may have it. There is no known cause or cure. Symptoms include: Wide spread chronic pain, chronic fatigue, IBS and Brain Fog/ cognitive dysfunction.
The group is run by sufferers for sufferers we are self sustaining and physical fundraising is very difficult for us to achieve due to the debilitating effects of the chronic illness.
We have over 200 local members in the group and it is growing. We need the funds to cover room hire and ongoing costs to continue to support local people who have found themselves isolated and lonely after their health has deteriorated.
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Sep 2, 2017
Gary Robinson and Helen Mitchem - well done on supporting another worthy cause. Love from Gary's Mum & David xxxx
Sep 1, 2017
Good luck for Sunday, thinking of you. Mx
Aug 31, 2017
Good luck in the run, from your colleague
Aug 30, 2017
Good Luck Helen Mitchem
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Long Eaton, United Kingdom and Ilkeston, United Kingdom
My name is Julie and I am the Chairperson of Fibro Active. I am also the Volunteer Coordinator for the Wilne 10K. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and CFS in 2013. I started the group in 2016 after finding their was no support locally. Today we have over 220 members.
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