WHO ARE WE?
More Than Fibro was established in 2020, the creator is Sharon Turnbull. Sharon has lived with Fibromyalgia since 2007 as well as other long-term conditions. Sharon has spent the past 3 years, since being made redundant, doing various voluntary work, the most notable being with Citizens Advice Bureau and a non-profit supporting people with Fibromyalgia. Following a battle with mental health Sharon decided to branch out on her own and bring to the Fibro community a service she knows they desperately need.
First, we offer online support across all social media including a closed support page for people living with Fibromyalgia and their carers, there is a live Q&A every month and this will include speakers from January 2021. Then, when restrictions allow for it, we will be bringing support meetings into communities with a variety of speakers to help you access the support that you need.
Second, Sharon has tailored her own advocacy service, using her knowledge and experience gained working with CAB, to be able to deliver a unique service to help people living with Fibromyalgia identify and access the benefits they may be entitled to, the service is a huge success and Sharon believes this is due to her insight into living with Fibromyalgia and the challenges present daily.
Finally, volunteers are the heartbeat of More Than Fibro and we already have a great team, but we are always looking for more people to join us, especially if you are living with or caring for someone with Fibromyalgia.
More Than Fibro is aiming to achieve charitable status in 2021 and our fundraising through just giving, online raffles and competitions are all helping us towards that goal, we are also in the process of gaining funding from a number of sources. As with all charities More Than Fibro will be appointing a board and membership is also available to the public, please get in touch using the contact us form.
Our mission at More Than Fibro is to create a safe community in order to support our members in all aspects of their life. This will allow our members to learn, grow and thrive in a positive environment.
Our vision at More Than Fibro is to raise awareness of the condition fibromyalgia. We aim to end the stigma surrounding the condition by educating the greater community and helping them to support those around them.
Team behind More Than Fibro
Our work would not be possible without the work of our dedicated memebers.
FUNDRAISING CO-ORDINATOR (VOLUNTARY)
East Lothian CO-ORDINATOR (VOLUNTARY)
Join the Team
We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteer, if this is you and would like to join our team then fill out the application and someone will get back to you.
Available Volunteer Opportunities:
- Advocacy Support
- Social Media
- IT Support
- Video Creators