Category: Fundraising

IKEA_2011_donation_200The Paisley Fibromyalgia group camped out at IKEA’s exit doors on the weekend of the May 1st Bank holiday. They bravely resisted the temptations of the hotdogs but a couple did fall victim to the charms of the incredibly cheap (and delicious) ice cream…..

Standing at the doors was a rewarding experience for the group as we managed to raise over £430 for the group and as well as this there were many awareness leaflets handed out. A number of local contacts were made and we even managed to make people aware of groups across Scotland that they could attend.

IKEA has been very good to the paisley group in helping it raise much needed funds to help the group get off the ground and the group members really appreciate the opportunity. The event itself is quite a task to organise and undertake. Standing about with collection tins for a few hours is certainly not the best activity for people with fibromyalgia. We arranged to have people on for a couple of hours at a time so that people could get away for a break and rest when they needed.

We will be organising an event for next year as well although we have not approached IKEA for a date as yet. The funds from this event will contribute to members of the group attending the Group Leaders Meeting in Halesowen on June 25th. It will also help with the purchase of group resources and sorting out much needed storage for the group.

We really appreciate the time and energy that group members gave for the event. Thanks go to: Hazel, Allan, Phil, Sara, Annmarie, Jeannette, Irene, Amanda, Steph, and Jeans sister.

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