Run by Patients for Patients

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival 2014


held in the Cathedral Cloisters from Wednesday 10th December until Sunday 14th December 10am to 6pm

Charities and Schools will be participating including CPSG. A great opportunity for everyone to profile their charity and to gain much needed funds.

The event is longer this year and covers the period when several Christmas Carol Services/Carols by Candlelight concert take place in the Cathedral. If footfall to the Cathedral is high many visitors may take the opportunity to visit the Christmas Tree Festival too. The event is Free Admission however visitors will be actively encouraged to give generously by donation. All proceeds from the Festival will be shared between the charities and schools taking part. All trees will be furnished to a high standard with lights and decorations to represent each charity taking  part.


We do hope you will come along and give your support to this popular event!


We hope you enjoy viewing all the trees decorated and give generously to the participating charities.

Supporting charities and children

Action for Children, Age UK Suffolk, British Red Cross, Bury St Edmunds Women's Refuge,

Cancer Research UK, Children's Society, EACH, Focus 12, Friends of Priory School,Friends of the Cathedral Choir, Gatehouse, Headway Suffolk, Just Traid, Mencap, RABI, Kagera, Practical Action, Royal British Legion, Samaritans, St John Ambulance, St Nicholas Hospice Care, West Suffolk Blind Association, 7th Bury Girl Guides, Chronic Pain Support Group.

From St Edmundsbury Cathedral:-

Young Families, Junior Church, St Cecilia Juniors, Colts and Probationers, St Cecile Chorale.

The Christmas Tree Festival would not be possible without the generous support of local businesses.

We were asked by Pain UK, we are one of their members, to circulate an epetition. This epetition aim is to move pain up the NHS agenda and for pain to be discussed, measured, treated and recorded at every appropriate patient contact.  It is a very easy process to do and together we could make a difference and move pain up the health agenda.  Not only you but your friends and relatives could sign too, by putting this into your web browser  They are looking for 10,000 signatures so everyone counts.  

Self-Management Event on 3rd July at West Suffolk Hospital


Building on the success of their evening event, “What is Chronic Pain?” held last June.  The Chronic PainSupport Group, in partnership with the Pain Clinic at the West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, will this year be hosting an evening event focusing on self-management for those living in pain.   Featuring renowned speakers in that field, talking about Chronic Pain and how by using self-management day to day can achieve a better well-being even when living with chronic pain.  The main speaker will be Pete Moore, an eminent authority on Self-Management and author of the Pain Toolkit, who was voted Pain Champion for 2014.  Pete will provide straightforward and internationally proven self-management strategies to aid day to day living.  Veronica Deri, from Suffolk Wellbeing, will provide practical ideas on how to get better night’s sleep when living with pain.  Carole Baker, owner of The Self Centre, and experienced Yoga teacher, will talk on the importance of exercise and stretching to help ease muscle tension, increase flexibility, decrease stress and help with pain levels whilst promoting well-being. 


There will also be practitioners’ of various therapies such as:

To Access the pages below can be found in the Links Page

Yoga – The Self Centre

Acupuncture – Woolpit Complementary

Reflexology – Balancing Footprints

Alexander technique – Park Farm Practice

Bowen Technique – Anita4Bowen

Occupational Therapy – WSH

Physiotherapy – WSH

Nutritionist – WSH

Mindfulness – A head 4 work

Herbalist – Neal’s Yard

Clinical Massage Therapist – Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard

Suffolk Wellbeing – Suffolk Wellbeing

West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group – West Suffolk CCG

To Access the pages above can be found in the Links Page

To give people the opportunity to discuss informally their requirements with the professionals on hand and develop a programme to achieve greater wellbeing.  Also being signposted to any appropriate services.


The event will be held at the Education Centre, West Suffolk Hospital, on Thursday 3rd July 2014.  The evening will start at 17.30, to give you the opportunity to visit the stalls, with speakers starting at 18.45, it will close at approx. 21.00.   Part way through the evening light refreshments will be available.  This thought provoking event is open to Chronic Pain Support Group members, non-members and their partners/family/carers and anyone interested in this field.


So come along and get involved and find out more about what options are available to you to help you self-manage, improve positivity, enhance mental well-being and self-esteem and to learn how to live well on a daily basis  – Self-Care for life and taking control.  Parking is pay and display.  A fee of £1 per person is payable on the door.  Spaces are limited so to book a place call - 01284 71297001284 712970.   


To find out more please contact us via, find us on Facebook or call us on 07719 49798907719 497989.  


To raise much need funds we will be running a raffle. We have some lovely prizes and wish to thank in advance the businesses who have so generously donated them.

1. Gift Voucher for the Self Centre for one week’s unlimited classes

2. The Apex 2 complimentary tickets to an Apex promotional show

3. Adnams Brewery Tour Vouchers

4. Voucher for Beehive Hairdressers

5. John Lewis/Waitrose £10 voucher

6. Sainsbury £10 voucher

7. Hamper

8. Jar of loads a chewing fun

9. Tub of Quality Street

  As a group we are supporting Self care Week, 18th - 24th November, which is a government intiiative to encourage people to Self-Care for life and take control.To support this we are raising awareness of the group and initiative within the hospital and via our website and publicity. We will be in the Foyer of the hospital on the 22nd November 10-12am, if you'd like to come along and talk to us about it. if you would like to find out more regarding this initiative or how to learn more about self care,please go to  We try to encourage self care principle through our speakers at our meetings and next year on 3rd July we are planning, in partnership with the Pain Clinic, an evening dedicated to self-management presented by renowned speakers in that field, talking about Chronic Pain and how you can self-manage day to day in spite of your pain. There will also be taster sessions of various therapies and side stalls from chosen disciplines. We hope you'll come along and get involved and find out more about what options are available to you to help you self-manage, improve positivity, enhance mental wellbeing and self-esteem and learn how to live well on a daily basis - Self-Care for life and take control. 

The President of Rotary Club of Sudbury has chosen Chronic Pain Support Group as the local charity for the year

Rotary Club of Sudbury

C.P.S.G. will be represented at this extremely popular event. All funds raised will be distributed to local charities.

Please come along and support this wonderful showcase.


21st November 2013 - Bury St Edmunds Christmas Lights Switch-On

(including the Charity Night Street Fair)

2:00pm - 8pm in the Town Centre, Bury St Edmunds


29th November 2013 - The Soldiers' Charity Craft Fair

Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre, Bury St Edmunds

9am - 6pm


C.P.S.G. will be having a stall at these events, please come along and give us your much needed support.


SPECIAL - Tuesday 18th June evening event at the Education Centre open to all people with chronic pain, their families and partners, friends & professionals with speakers from the pain clinic and other fields connected with pain. Topics will include: what is chronic pain? Plus the latest developments in the treatment and understanding of chronic pain, improved self management and how families and partners can help those living with this condition.  There will also be advice on how to track how you feel which will give you and your doctor a holistic view so that you can work in partnership and focus on important issues. The aim of this event is to improve everyone’s understanding of living with pain on a day to day basis and update you on the latest treatments. Do come - it’s a FREE event!

Bury St Edmunds Gift and Craft Fair

in aid of Forces Charities

Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May 2015

Inside Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre

10.30am - 4pm/10.30am - 4.30pm

A selection of stalls selling locally produced materials or food, or other charity stalls.

CPSG will be having a stall at this event on the Monday selling handmade crafts made by members of the Positively Crafty group.

Please come along and give your support!


Party in the Park

Bellevue Park Sudbury

Sunday 19th July 2015 11am to 5pm

A day out for all the family focusing on having a healthy lifestyle and getting out and about.

C.P.S.G. will be having a stall at this annual event raising funds for the group.

Please come along and give your support - we look foward to seeing you there!


Sunday 13th September 2015 from 12 noon

at Clipt Bushes Smithwood Green Cockfield IP30 0JG

(on A1141 between Cockfield and Lavenham and will be clearly signed)

A village show, farmers market and fete - a variety of activities, stalls and entertainment for all age ranges

Admission £1 children under 16 free

Positively Crafty are having a homemade produce/handmade craft stall at this show and will be showcasing their new crafts.

Please come along and see for yourself - we look forward to seeing you there! 



Sudbury Christmas Fair & Lights Switch-On

Friday 27th November 2015 - 5pm - 9pm

Sudbury Town Centre

CPSG will be having a stall in St Peter's Church, Market Hill

If you are in the area please come along, your support would be welcome!


Bury St Edmunds Gift and Craft Fair 2015

Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November

Inside Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre Bury St Edmunds

Friday/Saturday 9am to 6pm -  Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm

To coincide with Bury st Edmunds Twelfth Christmas Fayre

In aid of The Soldiers' Charity

Santas Grotto and a cafe selling refreshments along with a selection of stalls selling locally produced materials or food, or other charity stalls.

CPSG will be having a handmade craft and homemade preserve stall at this event on Saturday 28th November.

A member of CPSG who does photography will be having a stall at this event on Friday 27th November.

Your support on both these days would be welcome!

The Fayre itself runs from 4pm on Thursday 26th November with an opening night firework display.

There will be over 300 stalls selling a variety of goods - something for everyone.




FRIDAY 11TH MARCH 2016 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7EW

tea & cake - lucky dip - craft stall

Lymphoedema Information

Exhibtors - LSN Lymphoedema Support Network, Macmillan Cancer Support, BSN Medical

Talk Lipoedema, Chronic Pain Support Group

Free Admission

Please come along and give your support!

BIG Gift Exhibition at St Edmundsbury Cathedral 2015

Tuesday 1st December - Sunday 13th December from 10am to 4pm each day

A range of Christmas themed artwork in the Cathedral Cloisters - an exciting new venture

Local charities will be on duty each day to promote their charity by displaying promotional material, collecting donations and counting the number of visitors.

A great way to tell people about the work of their charities and to raise funds at this important time of year.

CPSG will be involved in this exhibition so please come along and give your support!

Chronic Pain Support Group

Bring People in Pain Together