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
Please note that the Benefits Helpline will not be availabe from Mon 10/08/15 - Fri 21/08/15. The Helpline will resume as normal from Mon 24/08/15
Alok Sharma MP (Reading West) introduced a Westminster Hall debate on fibromyalgia on 1st July 2015 initiated through contact with the Reading fibromyalgia support group.
The debate was attended by only 7 MPs and a junior minister from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills George Freeman MP. We are pleased that there were representatives from all over the UK. There were 4 members of the public attending, including two representatives from Fibromyalgia Action UK. The relatively low attendance was in part due to the relative lack of notice that was given for the meeting but we hope that a future event will allow us to increase the attendance
However we know from social media activity that there was a good interest from the fibro community across the country with many people watching the debate on Parliament TV live and afterwards as well. The debate lasted 30 minutes, started by the debate organiser, Alok Sharma MP, who gave a 10 minute opening speech.