Category: Articles

Due to some recent events an opportunity has arisen that allows the Paisley group to assume the mantle of the charity known as the Inverclyde Fibromyalgia Support Group. This was due to close and windup. However the previous office bearers have contacted the Paisley committee to see if the resources of the charity could be put to good use within the Paisley and Inverclyde region.

The committee would like to recommend that the Paisley group takes on the role of the previous Inverclyde group. In order to do this we must follow some protocols to make and record decisions about this. To this aim please take note of the following notices. It may seem long winded but it should only take a short amount of time and the benefits to the Paisley group will significant in terms of resources and obtaining charity status.

NOTICE OF PAISLEY EXTRA-ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Monday 18th April 2011 at 1.00pm, in St Mirin’s Cathedral, Incle Street, Paisley. 

The purpose of this EGM is to enable the Paisley group to consider and vote on some procedural matters relating to the assets belonging to Inverclyde Fibromyalgia Support Group.  All members present will be entitled to one vote for or against the proposals.

The discussion points are as follows:

1.Paisley to take on the roles and responsibilities of Inverclyde Fibromyalgia Support Group, including a change of name to include Inverclyde and the adoption of charity status.

2.Committee are to make all required decisions and actions to enable point 1

If the decision is that we take on the assets and role of the Inverclyde Support group then the following meeting will be convened after the Paisley EGM.

NOTICE OF INVERCLYDE EXTRA-ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Monday 18th April 2011 at 1.15pm, in St Mirin’s Cathedral, Incle Street, Paisley. 

The purpose of this EGM is to enable the Inverclyde group to consider and vote on some procedural matters relating to running of the Inverclyde Fibromyalgia Support Group.  All members present will be entitled to one vote for or against the proposals.

The discussion points are as follows:

1.Change of Name to Fibromyalgia Paisley and Inverclyde Network
2.Move Inverclyde Bank Account to a bank that is convenient for the operation of the Paisley group.
3.Change Name of Bank account
4.Agree cheque signatories

If you have any more questions or require more information then please contact a member of the committee either before or at the meeting.

It would be excellent if as many members as possible are able to attend on this date,  as the EGM's will only take up the first half-hour of the meeting; followed by our guest speaker for April Councillor George Adam.

Kind regards
Hazel Borland

| + -

FMA UK Website Articles

Fibromyalgia Action UK is a registered charity administered primarily by unpaid volunteers. The majority of volunteers are also fibromyalgia sufferers who work extremely hard, despite their condition, in order to forward the cause of fibromyalgia. FMA UK was established in order to provide information and support to sufferers and their families. In addition, the Association provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline.
  • On Sky News they have an article about Carly Barton becoming the first UK patient to be prescribed Cannabis under the new guidelines published in November. She has Fibromyalgia and it was prescribed by a private pain specialist. While it is great to see movement on this and for someone with...

  • Fibromyalgia Action UK firmly believes that clinical practice must be based on good quality evidence. As a charity responsible for advocating on behalf of people with fibromyalgia experiencing chronic pain, we support Pain UK’s recent statement, calling for further investment into research in this area, in order to ensure that...

  • As Part of our recent request for male case studies during Mens Health Awareness month we have the pleasure of sharing Stephen's story below: It took Stephen over 11 years to get a formal diagnosis and he had to see 4 doctors during this process. "It's been such a long time. The...