New fibromyalgia group gains further success

Fibromyalgia sufferer Siobhan Bernadin, 53, has set up a support group in Boston
Fibromyalgia sufferer Siobhan Bernadin, 53, has set up a support group in Boston

A support group for those suffering from fibromyalgia set up last year has been more popular than expected.

As reported by The Standard in November the Boston Fibromyalgia Support and Social Group was formed by Siobhan Bernadin, 53, of Wrangle, who wanted to contact others in her situation.

She said: “When you are in so much pain and feel you can’t go on any more, it can help just to have other people say ‘I know how you feel’.

“It’s a condition that is still little understood and to speak to someone else who knows what living with it is like and believes you when you describe how it feels, is just pure relief.”

Her initial meeting at the White Hart Hotel turned into more than a success when 18 people turned up.

Mrs Bernadin said she quickly realised she would need to establish a more formal meeting place and find a way to cover the cost of the meeting room.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Services (LCVS) have helped Mrs Bernadin and the group is now regularly attracting 20 plus people.

The group meet the second Wednesday of every month, 7-9pm at the Len Medlock Voluntary Centre, in St Georges Road, Boston.

Attendance is charged at £1 per month. Refreshments cost 50p.