Congratulations to the members of SGFMSG (Stevenage) who recently were awarded a grant of £1000 by Roaring Meg Community Trust. The award will be used by the group to fund the purchase of a microtherapy pain device.
Read the story in page 7 of the Stevenage Advertiser
PatientView and Health 2.0 are undertaking a short survey. It aims to find out what patients and carers REALLY WANT from health apps.
This survey is an opportunity for patients and carers to tell app developers how health apps can be improved to better meet the needs of patients and carers.
Congratulations to M Stevenson, number 02114 who won our first prize of a week's accommodation in Malta.
The winning tickets were drawn by Glen McGregor, Treasurer, FMA UK at the Fibro PaIN meeting on Monday 21st July 2014.
All other winning numbers are detailed below, together with who they were donated by where applicable. All prizes will be despatched from the office within the next two weeks.
In the light of the Work and Benefit Select Committee’s publication of their views on benefit assessments, it is even more vital that we provide data to support changes. The response generally to the surveys have been poor so far. This is not something we as an organisation can do, we need as many people as possible to tell them what their experience has been like. Without this we cannot expect change.
The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) have produced a surveyon the PIP assessments. This survey has had minimal responses from people with MSK conditions. The DBC are also producing a wider survey, ‘The Big Benefits Survey’, to understand more on disabled people’s experience of the benefits system. This survey does not cover PIP assessments. Closes midnight on 3rd August.
Charlotte's Tandems are a charity who lend tandems and tag-alongs to people with disabilities or special needs for free, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling. The charity operates throughout the UK. Visit their website for full details. www.charlottestandems.co.uk
When 14 year old Luke Tandy had to raise awareness for a charity for a school project over the Easter holiday he decided to do a 24hr live stream on Xbox to raise funds for Fibromyalgia . Luke's mum Maria was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year. He raised a total of £65 & his target was £40. His mum Maria says the family are so proud of him - well done Luke from all at FMA UK.
Alison Collins is running the Essex 10k Cross Country Series which are five 10k runs, one a month, from May toSeptember. She is also going to be taking part in the Westminster Mile in May, the Chelmsford Race for Business in June (5k) and the Anniversary Run in the Olympic Park (5 mile) in July. Alison's daughter Emma has Fibromyalgia since she was 18, and because of this Alison chose to run and raise funds for FMA UK.