Mayor to visit Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group

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PEOPLE affected by fibromyalgia are invited to attend a special meeting of Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group next Thursday at the John Lees Hall, Regent Place at 7pm.

The four-year-old group provides a range of information, meetings and advice for local people who sufferer from the painful illness, which affects muscles and nerves.

Many people are unaware of the condition despite more than two per cent of the population being affected by it, around 90 per cent being women.

On hand at the meeting will be a number of members to answer queries on fibromyalgia, which can also lead to symptoms including insomnia and joint stiffness.

Rugby mayor Cllr Gwen Hotten will be among those attending the meeting,

Maurice Clarke, secretary of the group, said: “We are honoured for the mayor to spare us some time in her busy schedule to help support our cause, and hope her visit will encourage anyone with an interest in fibromyalgia to come along and learn all about it, in a friendly informal atmosphere.”

The group already has over 70 members providing to them a range of support services such as meetings, talks, newsletters, bookshop, an online Facebook group and trips out. Call (01788) 333755 for more information.