Around 20 male volunteers agreed to have their legs, chests and backs waxed by Eastleigh College beauty students, as part of a fundraiser for Fibromyalgia Association UK and ME Research UK and helped to raise over £1400 for the two charities.
Lecturer Vanessa Parker recently announced the total and presented the cheques to charity representatives. She said: “We are delighted to welcome Jayne and Sue to the college to accept the cheques. It’s great for the students to learn how their fundraising money will be used.” The money will be put towards vital research for both charities that operate purely on donations.
Jayne Wallace, group leader from FMA UK, said: “Efforts like this are essential to our activities. Thank you to the girls, and the men for putting themselves through hell in the aid of good causes.” Sue Waddle, vice chairman of ME Research UK, also thanked the college for their efforts.
(photograph courtesy of Hampshire Chronicle)
FMA UK are delighted that Daniel, Jorge and Hector ran the Edinburgh Marathon on our behalf. This is what Daniel had to say about the run.
"We all made it, but some of us suffered more than others, but we finished it. Jorge finished first with a time of 3h 41min. He felt pretty good a part of some stomach problems.
How would you like to win a week away in Malta in an apartment where you can decide how relaxed or how busy you want to be? Previous winners Susan and Roy, certainly had a wonderful time. “My husband, who has FM, and I loved the whole experience and found it relaxing, we came home feeling completely chilled out. Thanks again for the opportunity of being your raffle winners,” said Susan.
We have added our tickets to our sales page and you can buy these online and if you can persuade friends and family to purchase any that would be a great way to help us increase our funds. Your tickets will be put into the draw and your numbers emailed to you.
Fibromyalgia Association UK calls for greater awareness
and education to help thousands of diagnosed patients in the UK
London, May 12th – Fibromyalgia Association UK (FMA UK) today calls upon MPs at a closed session at the House of Commons to request for greater research into the level of fibromyalgia suffering in the UK. Campaigners for the charity, predominately run by volunteers, demand a clearer assessment on the extent of the condition ahead of an official review by NICE in 2016.
Madelainartz are presenting a Fibromyalgia Music Festival on Saturday 17th May 2014 in Wallasey.
The event runs from 11.30am - 4.00pm in Madelainartz, The Cherry Tree Centre, Wallasey CH44 5XU. Entry is free.
Firstly ...it's to do with the color of yellow rubber ducks.
In 2009, an FMAUK trustee saw a pic of ducks in a duck race in the Thames. The ducks in the water reminded him of the FMAUK colours (yellow and black). At a trustees meeting in easter of that year the use of the colours and the ducks was discussed.
This then led to the thinking that majority of people with fibromyalgia were independent, hard working people before taking ill. Having fibromyalgia has slowed down the pace of their lives.