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Play In May

How to take part in Play in May

Do you own a PC, PlayStation, or Xbox and enjoy playing video games?

You can 'Play in May' by taking part in a gaming tournament or marathon between the 12th and 31st of May 2022! Challenge your friends, form teams, or go solo and get gaming for good.

Either host your own event and invite friends or alternatively challenge yourself to game for a set period. You can also combine a tournament with a marathon inviting friends or fundraise in teams.

Help us raise funds to improve the lives of people with fibromyalgia by increasing awareness of the condition, improve the awareness of, and access to treatments.

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Earn Rewards

Raise over £50 – earn an FMA UK enamel badge.

Raise over £100 – earn an FMA UK reusable coffee cup.

Raise over £200 – earn a Play in May t-shirt.

The first ten gamers to raise £10 on their Play in May JustGiving fundraising page will also receive a free FMA UK t-shirt

Why Gaming?

People with chronic pain conditions have often used distraction techniques as a diversion from their pain. Fibromyalgia Action UK are hearing from an increasing number of people with fibro who use gaming for enjoyment and as a distraction to cope with and manage their pain.

For this reason, we have launched an annual fibro awareness and fundraising campaign around gaming and called Play in May. Through this, we hope to get more people involved in gaming and experience the benefits of gaming whilst also raising awareness of fibromyalgia. It will also provide a more inclusive and alternative way of fundraising for those unable to take part in traditional fundraising events like marathon running, etc.

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