Salford Fibromyalgia Support Group

"Facing Fibromyalgia Together"

A LOOK BACK AT A BUSY YEAR
The group have had another busy year and we have welcomed many new members we have also had visits from some very interesting speakers.
Activities have included :-
From April through to June we participated in Professor Anthony Jones production of "Pain the Brain and a Little Bit of Magic" which took us to many venues across the North West, spreading knowledge of Fibromyalgia to medical professionals and members of the public.
Group members have had the opportunity to take part in various research programmes at Manchester University which are ongoing.
In April John McChrystal again completed a 300 mile cycle ride to raise funds for the group and we are again most grateful for his support.
We are delighted to confirm that Bioclinics have become the sponsors of the group and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their support thus far, and we look forward to continue working with them. 
On 12th May International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, we had an exhibition stand at Eccles Gateway Centre.
In July, we had an awareness stand and gave out literature at the Morrisons Supermarket in Eccles, and we thank them for giving us the opportunity to raise awareness amongst their customers.
For National Fibromyalgia Awareness week we had a stall at the Eccles Festival which was very successful. This has now become an annual event in the group's calendar.
In October we helped FMAUK at a Highways England event in Manchester, "Healthy Workplaces for All". We managed to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia and a number of group members took part in supporting the event.

MEETING SCHEDULE

The group continues to meet on a monthly basis at Eccles Gateway Centre.

In 2018, all meetings will take place on a Thursday, at the Eccles Gateway, from 1-3pm on the following dates :-


Thursday 18th January 2018

Thursday 15th February 2018

Thursday 15th March 2018

Thursday 19th April 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

Thursday 21st June 2018

Thursday 19th July 2018

Thursday 16th August 2018

Thursday 20th September 2018

Thursday 18th October 2018

Thursday 15th November 2018

Thursday 20th December 2018



Alternatively there is a meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Energise Centre, Salford.

If you haven't yet been to a meeting, please do come along - you will be most welcome!

FUNDRAISING

We've been fortunate to be the beneficiaries of two sponsored events during the year - last September two of our group members completed a sponsored swim as part of our activities to mark the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week.

Also, the husband of one of our group members carried out a sponsored cycle ride along the Way of the Roses route.

Both events raised much needed funds for the group and we are extremely grateful to all concerned.

Many thanks!