AG RATCLIFFE

AG's fundraiser for Fibromyalgia Action UK

Fundraising for Fibromyalgia Action UK
£1,248
raised of £300 target
by 52 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Half marathon , 11 June 2023
Fibromyalgia Action UK

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1042582
We Provide information and support research to Improve treatment options for FM.

Story

Amy, Alison & James

Take on

The Potter’s Arf Marathon

11th June

In aid of Fibromyalgia Action UK

Fibromyalgia is a recognised chronic condition of widespread pain, profound fatigue, sleep and memory issues. The pain tends to be felt as diffuse aching or burning, often described as head to toe. It may be worse at some times than at others and may also change location, usually becoming more severe in parts of the body that are used most. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals. It is a debilitating condition that leaves its suffers classified disabled.

There are over 300 symptoms of the condition including: chronic, widespread pain throughout the body, numbness, restless leg syndrome, unrefreshing sleep & trouble sleeping, fatigue, headaches, muscle & joint stiffness, irritable bowel & digestive issues, tenderness to touch, cognitive disturbances, clumsiness, dizziness, memory loss & problems with concentrating/thinking clearly (Fibro Fog), allergies, sensitivity to light/noise/temperature & environmental changes.

There is no cure for Fibromyalgia.

We have chosen this charity as this is one of the conditions that our Charlotte unfortunately suffers from and would love to help them continue their efforts in supporting those with the illness and educating those about the effect it can have on an individual.

We would love your support in this!

Fibromyalgia is a recognised chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. A common illness with an est. prevalence of 2.9% - 4.7%. The pain tends to be felt as diffuse aching or burning, often described as head to toe. It may be worse at some times than at others and may also change location, usually becoming more severe in parts of the body that are used most. Add. symptoms often include: unrefreshing sleep, headaches, irritable bowel, cognitive disturbances, clumsiness, dizziness, allergies, sensitivity to environmental changes.

About the charity

Fibromyalgia Action UK

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1042582
FMA UK aims to achieve major change in the way fibromyalgia sufferers are diagnosed, treated and supported. Our national helpline is 0300-999-3333; free information packs for the newly diagnosed; free Health Packs for UK health professionals and over 100 support groups and helplines around the UK.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,248.00
+ £141.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£743.33
Offline donations
£504.67

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.