On 17th May 2014 MyPainFibro organised a table too sale for the local community. Held at the Holyoake Community Centre, Pelaw, Chester-le-street the sale showcased a variety of arts and crafts as well as food and bric-à-brac stalls. Stalls included Sweets & chocolates, handmade cards, cupcakes, raffle, tombola, bouncy castle, handmade jewelley and even face painting.
Visiting the sale were the charities newly appointed patrons, Paul Fiddaman, chief executive of Chester-le-Street’s Cestria Community Housing, and Tracie Smith, Durham county councillor for Chester-le-Street North and a Cestria board member.
Mr Fiddaman said: “It is an honour to become a patron of such an outstanding support group that helps others to get advice about Fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions. It has been great to see the charity grow after we helped them with funding and following our support of our tenant, Angela Walker, who has the condition.”
Cllr Smith, said: “I feel very honoured and proud to be a patron of MyPainFibro. There is a definite need for that kind of support group because there are a lot of people who are suffering and people don’t appreciate what they are going through.”
The sale raised over £300 for the charity, following it’s success MyPainFibro plan to organise another similar event in the run up to Christmas.