THURROCK Council’s libraries have teamed up with charities and c2c to promote awareness of fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is on Thursday, 12 May and Fibromyalgia Action UK (FMA UK) and FMSupport South East Essex will be holding information stalls between 10am and 2pm at Grays library on the day.
All are welcome to come along and pick up information leaflets about the condition and the support services available. The leaflets from FMA UK will also be available from all the council’s libraries.
Train operator c2c is supporting the initiative and posters about fibromyalgia and how to get help will also be displayed at Thurrock’s seven train stations this week.
Ella Vine Executive Officer at Fibromyalgia Action UK said: “We would like to thank c2c and Thurrock Council’s libraries for supporting this initiative.
“We hope that the awareness raising in Thurrock will help many people to get diagnosed and to get the right help.”
The next meeting of FMSupport South East Essex is on Thursday, 30 June at 7.30pm in the Stanford-le-Hope Methodist Church. Group details are available on the website foxiefibro.co.uk