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Fundraising Stories

Ryan will run in London Marathon 2021 for Fibromyalgia Action UK

Ryan recently sent us a video explaining why he is running in London Marathon 2021.

You can donate to his Marathon campaign here


Gabby's Walk, Run, and Raise for Fibromyalgia Action UK

photo of Gabby and friends in FMA UK t-shirts

Gabby and her friends recently raised over £730 for Fibromyalgia Action UK through a sponsored walk.

“For the last 5 years my mum has had fibromyalgia and it has affected our whole family. My mum gets severe tiredness and aches which means we really have to pull together as a family to get everything done especially having a 6 year old sister!

FMA UK is important to me because before my mum was diagnosed I’d never heard of the illness and to this day so many people don’t know about it and I think awareness is really important and needs understanding as so many people do have it and may suffer in silence.

I chose to fundraise the money by doing a 5km charity walk with my friends because it was nice to get other people involved as well. Whilst we were walking we wore the t-shirts that Fibromyalgia Action UK provided to help spread awareness to the public about the illness.”


Eva's 10k Walk for Fibro

photo of Eva and Wilma the Walker

Eva recently walked 10 kilometres and raised over £300 for Fibromyalgia Action UK.

“I wanted to do the 10 mile challenge as I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the end of 2020 after a rough couple of years. I was under a huge amount of stress. I had left a domestic violence relationship, then contracted Covid 19 and had a car accident over the space of a few months. All of which I believe contributed to the condition.

I was utterly heartbroken when I heard the diagnosis as I love being outside and walking. I crumbled a bit with sadness thinking of what I couldn’t do, not what I could do!

I wanted to complete the walk to prove to myself I am still the person I was and can still live a relatively normal life with a few modifications. I treated myself to a mobility walker as I wanted to be able to get out more without struggling to walk.

I was nervous the first time I used 'Wilma the Walker'. I am 35 and this is not how I had planned my life, but it has given me freedom and by getting out and about I am actually managing the condition better than I was previously.

I like to help others by way of coming to terms with things which have happened to me, so I decided to raise money at the same time as completing the challenge for my own personal acceptance of fibromyalgia.

I am hoping the money I raised helps another person with the condition in the best way it can! I plan to do more challenges in future for FMA UK”

Share your Fundraising Story

Sharing your fundraising story is a great way to raise awareness of fibromyalgia and encourage others to volunteer or fundraise for Fibromyalgia Action UK. It may even drive more donations to your fundraising page.

If you would like to share your story on our social media and future publications, send us a video or short article of 500-600 words and including;

  • How you (or family member/friend, etc.) are personally affected by fibromyalgia.
  • Why Fibromyalgia Action UK is a charity that is important to you.
  • Why you have chosen to fundraise in this way.
  • A photo of you in your FMA UK t-shirt.

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