Raising Awareness

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Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness for Fibromyalgia in the UK

Lack of awareness about fibromyalgia means 1,600,000 British women and 400,000 British men continue to be marginalised because their condition is not properly recognised.

Please raise awareness in whatever ways you can for Fibromyalgia in the UK.

What can you do?

Please raise awareness in whatever ways you can for Fibromyalgia in the UK.

Join your local Fibromyalgia support Group

All the contact and information you need is at the UK Fibromyalgia website.


If there is not a group close to you-consider starting one!

http://www.ukfibromyalgia.com/fm-support-groups/fm-support-groups.php

Contact your MP

Write to, or email, your local MP explaining about your condition and that our Awareness Week is in September. At UK Fibromyalgia we feel it is important to lobby for improved care pathways for fibromyalgia and chronic pain and push for changes to the Work Capability Assessments so that they recognise fluctuating conditions and pain such as fibromyalgia. But the more personal to you the situation is, the more powerful the message

Ideas

Sponsoring - do a sponsored silence, head shave, marathons, non-swearing day, bike or sporting event, abseiling, etc.
Sell arts and crafts
Going without - chocolate, pizza, TV, video games, texting, talking on the phone.
If you have a smoking area at work charge smokers a small fee to enter all week.
Car Boot & Ebay - clear the clutter and raise money for fibromyalgia.
Donate your birthday/wedding/Christmas money, dinner (friends pay to attend), dog walking, dress down day at work, dog grooming.
Car wash
Mobile phone recycling
Odd jobs
Karaoke evening
Ask your boss to donate a small prize and hold a raffle.
Start a cartridge recycling programme
Cake saleJumble sale
Games night
Name the teddy
Get your local landlord to run a pub quiz and donate the entry fees to FM
Fashion Show
How many sweets in the jar
Organise a sponsored dog walk with friends in the park
Charity dance
Charity dinner or wine tasting
Hold a coffee morning at mother and toddler groups
Yoga in the park
Game stalls (pay to play, with prizes)
Children's face painting

Make sure that you have plenty of literature for your event so that people have something to take away to remember your message. (UK Fibromyalgia can provide back issues of Fibromyalgia magazine if you require them.)

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