Trisha Richardson, together with friends and artists organised a fun packed event to raise awareness about fibromyalgia. The event raised £459.50 to help FMA UK continue its work.
An evening of live music, auction, and raffle, performances by Hannah Bradbeer, Sarah Corrie, Anna Page and Alan King. Art and other prizes for the raffle donated by Ella Guru, Susan Diamond, Charles of London, Grande Dame, Sexton Ming, Chris Yates, Jason Atomic, Angel of Tarot, Derma Luxe, Hastings Guerrilla Circus, Ingrid Moore, Tom Bartlett and Monkey Paw Tattoo Parlour. The event organisers would like to say special thanks to Auctioneer Emily, Hostess of the Bullet Cafe Vicki, and Louise for all their help and to everyone who came along and supported the event, bought raffle tickets and participated in the auction.
FMA UK would like to join in saying thank you to the organisers and everyone involved.
Here is a video from the evening:
We would like to thank the Lincombe Manor Care Centre, the staff , residents and their families who organised a fun event for FMA UK and raised £200 to help us to continue our work.
Holly Bishop, the initiator of the event, who lives with fibromyalgia said: ‘’We played guess that member of staff by displaying baby photos of them, guess the amount of sweets in the jar, did raffles and ate delicious cupcakes made by the residents. Winners were rewarded with hampers full of Easter chocolate and Smellies.
Many people who attended had never heard of fibromyalgia so I managed to spread the word and hopefully made people understand how debilitating it is’’.
We say well done to Holly and to everyone who helped make this event a success.
We would like to thank St Andrew’s Parish Centre in Springfield in Wigan for organising breakfast coffee morning in aid of FMA UK and raising £200 to help us to continue our work.
Jean Moss, one of the organisers, told us that the morning has been very successful, with the church having on offer, as usual, some delicious food for breakfast: various toasties, cheese & ham, cheese, ham, crumpets, toasted tea cakes, slices of toast or fruit loaf with jam, as well as chocolate tombola, hand crafted cards and a raffle. It sounds delicious and we are sharing some photos from the event.
On the 16th April Gregg Morrish, Will Ayling and Simon Stannard will walk from Winchester to Eastborne to raise funds for Fibromyalgia Action UK, while Tony Pritchard will raise funds for the RNLI. They have already raised almost £1,000. Gregg told us: ‘’I have decided to trek for this charity because it supports people suffering from fibromyalgia, just like my friend Hayley Graham. I’m doing this walk for her as currently there is no cure for fibromyalgia’’.
Hayley said: ‘’I am, along with thousands of other people, a fibromyalgia sufferer. Fibromyalgia can affect anybody at any age, although between the age of 30 and 50 is most common and women seem to suffer eight times more than men. It is a debilitating condition with excruciating pain throughout the body. It is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. 6 years ago I was a primary school teacher running around the playground during PE lessons, swimming 40/50 lengths at the swimming pool 3 times a week before going to work. Now my day consists of a cocktail of medicine including morphine to help me get through the day.
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