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Fibro & Us is a registered Not for Profit in person support and social group for those who suffer with Fibromyalgia in WA. We have a very active, friendly and supportive Facebook group for our members who discuss symptoms, share information and resources. We also have our public events page where we share all of our own events and fundraisers plus the markets we attend to raise awareness.
Over the last 2 years we have implemented many ideas making us a unique support group. We have an off-shoot group called "Helping Hands" which assists those who are having problems at home with housework, gardening etc. Our volunteers can also help with cooking, transport and shopping. We are a registered Centrelink approved organisation for those who have to volunteer for certain amount of hours to be able to receive their benefits.
We have a small team of volunteers that are currently working on finding information for GP’s, Specialists and other members of the medical and holistic field – Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists etc. Our eventual aim is to be able to send out surveys and information to be able to ascertain their knowledge of Fibromyalgia so that we are able to make suitable recommendations to our members of those who are fibro friendly and non-judgemental. We would also invite them to our events and information sessions so they can learn more about Fibromyalgia and the challenges we deal with on a daily basis
Our Roaming Lunches are an informal get-together for people with Fibromyalgia and their supporters. They are a great opportunity to meet people who really do understand. These lunches take place in various areas throughout the metro and spreading into rural areas. People can talk about anything and everything not just Fibro.
As well as our Coffee & Chats we hold numerous fundraising events throughout the year. Our most successful is generally our Quiz Nights. We also hold an annual Unmask Fibromyalgia Masquerade Ball in October. We frequently heard our members say that they couldn’t afford the cost of tickets, even though we have kept them at a minimal cost, so for 2019 we are offering a layby system so they can pay their ticket & accommodation off over 11 months.
We have a Loyalty Program where we are asking business to give our members some sort of discount when they produce their membership card as well as placing a “We support Fibromyalgia” poster in their windows.
2018 saw us partner up with Act Belong Commit as part of our mental health support.
We are a self-funded group. Most of our income comes from membership fees, fundraising, grants and the few items we sell at different events. During 2019 our aim is to open an Op-Shop to help make us more sustainable, rather than relying on grants etc.
We constantly advocate the awareness of Fibromyalgia by attending many different markets, fairs, shows etc through the metro & rural areas.
We have a very active, friendly and supportive Facebook group for our members who discuss symptoms, share information and resources.
We also have our public events page where we share all of our own events and fundraisers plus the markets we attend to raise awareness. We have created a website that we are growing and increasing the information that is put on it.
?Our offices are located in Rockingham. We have our own training room for workshops etc. You can visit us anytime at U11/3 Benjamin Way Rockingham (Behind AMF Bowling). Our office hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 3.30pm
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Age Ranges From 18 to 109 years of age
We are always looking for reliable volunteers to help our events crew. The events crew basically work weekends or in the evening if we have a twilight market to attend. We hold many large events throughout the year