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Successful fibromyalgia conference plan a reunion in 2011


Finally I would like to thank FMA UK for their great support with help and wonderful conference bags, which members have said they will carry their meetings.   Without their help the delegates might have had Tesco plastic carrier bags for their conference papers. Odd everyone liked the bags but no one said anything about the paperwork we spent hours stuffing inside….

Clare Palmer’s Sunday input with doctors was also appreciated. Thanks also to Teresa White and Lorely Day (Chichester FM SG), for their great work with the tombola, raffles and auction. Thanks also to Horndean members Tracy Gibbon and Andy Andrews for their major contribution to the auction with another lady fibromite whose name sadly I did not get.  My gratitude to Pauline Dee and Leanne Daniels who spent hours at the front desk dealing with enquiries. There for the cause, Pauline and Glenna Frost but neither managed to see or hear any speaker or visit a workshop. Thanks also to Glenda Philpott and Martin for spending hours filming speakers to produce a DVD of the event.  Watch this space for news of when it is available. Like most conference areas the room was dark for power points and mobile telephone quiet signals may have interfered with the recording but we live in hope. My apologies to all those who offered help with notes and speakers. I ran out of time and just had no time to get together to work out the details. I am sorry. I am grateful to Denise Rhodes and Leanne Daniels who took notes anyway and fired them off in time for me to get this article out in reasonable time.  Thanks to Bob McKinlay and Gareth Duval for organizing the golf and Chris Crick for sorting out the deep-sea fisherman, and to the fossil hunters who understood. Also to Tony Ede (FMS SAS) and Simon Stuart (Worthing & Ferring FM SG) for taking care of projectors, laptops and power points and Bill Craven and friends for the race night.   I am grateful to Karen Henderson who did a workshop and sorry Sam Piggott had a flare.  Also thanks to Alan Perry for the photographs of the FollyPogs Ball he has donated and to Nene Valley FM SG who donated £63 to the research fund.

Finally my gratitude must also go to Sarah, my ‘rocks’ that did everything pamper for us and my husband Arthur who worked with me to list bookings and payments and the endless mails. South Downs Management, staff and the Head Chef did all they could to make us comfortable and able to enjoy the weekend, which was really great. Forgive me if I have missed anyone. I am a fibromite and I do forget. And a huge thanks to those who came. Without their support none of this would have happened. THANK YOU Jeanne

Well done and a big thanks from everyone.

By Jeanne Hambleton ©


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