Thank you to Angela Walker of MyPain Fibro for passing on details of this interesting evening.
Dr Frances Cole: introduces the concept of pain self-management past, present and future. She is a retired GP and author of ‘Overcoming Chronic Pain’. Baroness Hilary Armstrong: will chair this event. She is a former Labour MP for North West Durham, Chief Whip, and Non-Executive Director of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
Calman Centre, Durham University, City Campus Lower Mountjoy, DH1 3LE
Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Please register your place for catering purposes (free entry)
(Tea/Coffee will be available from 6pm in the Calman Café)
Kay Sharpington and her colleagues held a cake sale at her workplace for FMA UK on 12th May, International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, and raised nearly £200. This will support FMA UK in its work raising awareness of, and research into, fibromyalgia.
As well as fundraising for FMA UK, the event raised awareness among the cake-buyers, as many had not heard of fibromyalgia and were unaware of Fibromyalgia Action UK. Several took leaflets away to find out more about the condition. Some people shared that they had fibromyalgia themselves or a relative with fibromyalgia, and were glad to see awareness being raised at the event.
The cakes were very popular, and the top sellers were brownies, fruit cake and flapjacks. Feedback on the day was very good; one customer commented “it was delicious” and another returned for a second helping!
Tuesday 24th May 2016
10.30 am to 2.30 pm
Sharston Community Centre, Weeland Road, Wakefield, WF4 1DB
A little bit of admin to show the layout of the charity. Our last organisation chart was in 2011 so an update was long overdue. It shows our new trustees including Helen our newest member.
It also shows our current office staff.
You can see the new chart in PDF form here: http://www.fmauk.org/dmdocuments/org%20chart.pdf
On Sunday the 10th July one of the most iconic British charity runs will take place in the most picturesque places in London. FMA UK still have a few charity places, which will be filled on first come, first serve basis.
By running with us you save £50 on entry fee. We offer runners our charity place in exchange of sponsorship pledge. Once you will be registered we will support you in your fundraising, deliver FMA UK t-shirt or a running vest, sponsorship forms, leaflets and other items, as well as help you in setting up a JustGiving account and with publicity. Additionally to FMA UK t-shirt or vest, all runners will receive t-shirts from the run organiser on the finish line. There also will be a possibility of purchasing photos from the run from the organiser.
To see the running route and more details visit: