Weʼre raising £500 to Help a new support group for Mums suffering from Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness.
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I have been raising awareness for chronic pain and illness for the last few years over on my awareness page. Bump to Birth and Beyond with Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness after my own battle with health and pain. From here I started an online support group which has become a major source of support and understanding for not only myself but also the other members of the group. I am also a blogger over at Spoonfuls of Glitter and here I like to raise awarenes with lashings of glitter and sprinkles along the way. My moto is, ”a spoonful of glitter helps the medicine go down!” I like to write about the feel good factors, how to look good and feel better when you are feeling your worst.
So far everything I have done, has been online. I wanted to reach out in person and take the support further. To give others the chance to meet people who understand and to meet new people myself. It is so comforting to know you are not alone, I want to provide that comfort. I am starting a new support group for Mums suffering daily from chronic pain and illness.
Being a sufferer can be very isolating and lonely at times. I want to bring women together and provide a safe place of mutual support and understanding. A place to laugh, cry, rant and rave free from judgement. A place of friendship, support and understanding.
I would like to provide resources, activities and information to make each weekly meet up uplifting and inspiring. Distraction, relaxation, a little bit of “me time” and TLC can be wonderful for coping with pain.
I am hoping to incorporate weekly activities, guest speakers and fun things to do. We will be meeting weekly and I am hoping the group will begin to make a real difference in peoples lives. Just knowing you have something to look forward to each week can make a huge impact on your mental health and wellbeing.
I want to make life less lonely and sprinkle some sparkle back into the sometimes dark days a sufferer can suffer.
I would also like to provide each member of the group with a little welcome pack of feel good goodies. Something to make them feel special and to bring happiness to their day.
The support group is a free to attend activity and I will be running the group in my own free time. I work from home due to my own chronic pain and understand how beneficial a chance to meet others who understand could be.
I need some help to raise the funds for this much needed source of support. Every penny will count and will be spent on the resources and activities needed for the group.
I really appreciate your support, I am hoping to start up more support groups in more places at different times of the day and reach out to people who are suffering in silence and alone. Your support can make this possible.
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