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.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 14th December, Eccles Gateway, 1-3pm and we will be having a Christmas Buffet.
Meeting schedule for 2017 can be found below.

MEETING SCHEDULE

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

The final meeting of 2016 is as follows :-

Wednesday 14th December 1 - 3pm

Starting in 2017, all meetings will take place on a Thursday, at the Eccles Gateway, from 1-3pm on the following dates :-


Thursday 26th January 2017

Thursday 16th February 2017

Thursday 16th March 2017

Thursday 20th April 2017

Thursday 18th May 2017

Thursday 15th June 2017

Thursday 20th July 2017

Thursday 17th August 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

Thursday 19th October 2017

Thursday 16th November 2017

Thursday 21st December 2017



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!

PAIN, THE BRAIN AND A LITTLE BIT OF MAGIC

A unique opportunity to attend a performance of this ground breaking production, which focuses on chronic pain - its causes, symptoms, and potential treatments and relief for sufferers. 

A local performance will be taking place at The Mayo Building, Salford Royal Hospital - 1.30pm on Saturday 2nd April.

As the event has limited space, tickets must be booked in advance via email [email protected] 

For more information about the event you can click here You can also book your tickets via the eventbrite link on that page.


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!