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.
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.
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.
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.
Alison Collins has shown her support for her daughter and FMA UK with this extreme challenge for the summer of 2014. Read her story and admire her courage after the problems with the very first race.
If you are near Chelmsford perhaps you can support Alison and raise awareness by wearing a FMA UK t-shirt as well.
Loving Those With Fibro by Michael R Holien is being released on 12/05/14 to coincide with International Awareness Day. The book is aimed at the family & friends of people with fibromyalgia. Allan Borland, who is carer for his wife and daughter who both have fibromyalgia, kindly agreed to do a review of the book for us, together with another similar book that is available. Both books are available to purchase through Amazon using the links below.
In recognition of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (May 12th) the FibroMapp app is on sale at a whopping 75% discount! Just 99p/cents instead of 3.99! FibroMapp isn't just for Fibro, but for ALL chronic pain conditions. It helps you track, monitor and gain more control as you can see patterns emerge with your pain, sleep, medication (there are even alarms!), flare ups, other symptoms and more.
There is even a journal section. Equally important is the reports that the app collates from all your information. This is helping many people understand their condition better...it is also helping people gain more help from their doctors (as you can print the reports out). It is also helpful for benefits to show EXACTLY what you are experiencing on a daily basis! FMAUK Fibro Mapp