Fibromyalgia Support Group raises funds and awareness

Christine Johnson, from Stamford, and her daughter Hannah, raising money for a support group for people Fibromyalgia

Christine Johnson, from Stamford, and her daughter Hannah, raising money for a support group for people Fibromyalgia

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Volunteers from the Stamford Fibromyalgia Support Group have been busy this month raising money to support their work.

A quiz night and car boot sale organised by Sian Roberts and her parents at The Fox and Hounds pub in North Luffenham raised £140 for the support group.

Volunteers also held a stall at the Field Dog Fairs Big Antiques weekend, raising a further £195.

The group raised the money by holding a raffle and Guess the Dog’s Name competition as well as raising awareness about fibromyalgia.

Group organiser Christine Johnson said: “People have been happy to donate because it is a local cause. I want to say thank you to everyone who gave prizes.”

“Hopefully this is the first of many fundraising events.”

The Stamford Fibromyalgia Support Group’s next meeting will be at The Lord Burghley, at 6.30pm on Tuesday.

Sufferers of fibromyalgia can also contact Christine Johnson on 0844 8872604.

Christine said she wished to thank every company that supported the events with raffle prizes. Including: Carlsberg, Aroma Spice, The Olive Branch, Robert Goodwin, Walkers Books, Pia jewellery, Edible Creations, Jewsons

Stamford Bathrooms, Petra’s, Stamford Leisure Centre, Curves Gym, Boots, Sugarcraft Sensations, Travis Perkins, Nene Valley Railway, Burghley House, The Grange Spa, Grimsthorpe Castle, Orchid Thai Restaurant, Edinburgh Woolen Mill, Sean Garner, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Voujon Indian Restaurant, Lord Burghley Inn, Bombay Cottage Restaurant, Stamford Balti Hut, The Golden Fleece, The Bluebell at Belmesthorpe, The Hurdler, Lambs Gift Shop, Stamford Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Corn Exchange, Stamford Photo Express, John Sinclair, Bakkavor Bourne Salads, Rhino’s Gymnasium and Mobile World.