- Fibro Action and FMA UK are now Fibromyalgia Action UK
- Welcome to FMA UK
Katie Sturgeon will cut her amazing long hair to raise funds and awareness about fibromyalgia. Katie said: ‘’My mum was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after having persistent pain with no obvious cause. Luckily she saw a GP with experience of the condition and she was diagnosed relatively quickly. She has gone from a very active person to someone who struggles to get out of bed in the morning and who relies on a wheelchair to get around. My mum can no longer drive, walk our dog or sit and play with her granddaughter. It has been a huge adjustment for our family to make and even now we are still trying find ways to manage.
Sally Sprigg together with friend Kate completed 18 miles and 16 bridges in 5 hours, raising funds and awareness about fibromyalgia. Sally told us her story: ‘’I've suffered with myofascial pain syndrome for over 13 years as well as fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome too. 13 years ago I got hit by a car and knocked off my bike and suffered damage to my lower back and left leg.
Gillian Smith and Linda Dunn are good friends. Gillian suffers from fibromyalgia and Linda will run the Loch Ness Marathon for FMA UK, while Gillian supports Linda with her fundraising efforts. Gillian tells us about their inspirational story of friendship and support:
Several members of Abbey Mill Fitness Club, based in the same building as FMA UK head office are taking part in the Loch Ness Festival of Running Sunday 27/09/15 on behalf of FMA UK. They will be participating in the marathon, 10K and 5K races.
Abigail Papuga is running the Bournemouth Marathon on the 4th October. Read the inspiring story:
Abigail: ‘’In April I started running outside, not something I had done since school. Running was a new experience and off I went running in the local woods around where I lived. Naively, about 4 weeks into running I felt I needed to ‘book a race’ to make sure I kept momentum. I dismissed the 5k’s – seemed too easy (!) and took on the gigantic task of a ‘half marathon’. I was curious enough to book this straight away but sensible enough to give myself 5 months to train. So google gave me my training plan, alcohol was banned and my life was taken over by running. And I did it! October 4th 2014 I ran my 1st competitive race and completed the half marathon in 2hrs 32mins. I was delighted!
...and I vowed never to run again!
to celebrate National Awareness Week and to raise funds for the local group and FMA UK. The event was held in their local Matalan store, who supplied all the outfits the models wore
The models are pictured here with local MP Gavin Newlands.
This year's awareness theme of *cakes* was celebrated with a yummy cake featuring both FMA UK and Fibro PaINs logos