On Sunday 25th September a charity concert in Romford in aid of Fibromyalgia Action UK will take place. The concert is organised by local residents who are affected by the incurable widespread pain condition, fibromyalgia. The concert will feature Essex stars, Melanie Masson, the X Factor contender, Jordan Gray from the Voice, Johnny Mack from Loose Lads Essex, Shanna Taylor Ex-Towie, Gary Coughlan Essex S-Factor winner and The Haverettes.
The concert will take place in the R.U.S.S.C. Club 28 Mawney Road, RM7 7HB, Romford. Doors will be open from 7 am. Tickets £10 can be purchased by calling 01708762743 or 07901229271.
We are sorry but the Benefits Helpline will be closed from 12th Sept until 10am on 17th October.
If you have any urgent problems during this time please go to your Citizen's Advice.
If you need to find what means tested benefits you may be able to get please go to the Benefits Calculator on Turn2us.org.uk
The Benefits and Work guides for PIP and ESA can still be requested by email from our website.
Many thanks to Dayton & Nicki for sharing their story with us, and for promoting fibromyalgia awareness through the single.
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From Monday 12 September Transport for London are trialling a ‘please offer me a seat’ badge and card. The badge and card are for customers who find it difficult to stand when using public transport, and are particularly targeted at those with hidden disabilities, conditions and illnesses.
Peter Fletcher told us : "We want to recruit 1,000 people for the trial, to help us understand if the badge or card can help people access a seat, as well as assess the reactions of other customers. We would like your assistance in helping us find participants and to spread the message about the trial.
Simon Davies, Chris Clifford-Hirst, Steve Rhodes, Wayne Shaw and Chris Stiendorff completed the national 3 peaks challenge in 23 hours and 31 minutes. That's the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales all achieved in less than 24 hours! They raised £1,000 and are still raising fund: to support their efforts, visit Simon’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Simon-Davis8
Simon told us: ‘’It was a painful undertaking but my wife Kassy who sufferers with fibro is in pain 80% of the time so 24hrs seemed small in comparison. I hope we have raised awareness along the way along with rising funds. I would like to say a special thank you to Colin Rhodes, the Managing Director of Castle Fire Ltd for not only providing the support vehicle and the fuel but for giving up his own time and being a fantastic driver’’.
We would like to thank all 6 friends too!