Methil to host unique ball

The first ball in Scotland to raise awareness of Endometriosis is to be held in Methil in March.

Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 12:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 12:41 pm
Claire Watson won the Forth Charity Volunteer of the Year award (Pic: Ian Georgeson)

Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK, where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb is found in other parts of the body.

The causes for the condition are not known and there are currently no cures.

The ball will be held at the Innerleven Gospel Hall in Methil on Saturday, March 17, and will bring together women who suffer from the condition and will also include their families and friends.

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Organiser Claire Watson, Fife support group leader at Endometriosis UK, said: “It’s for the girls to get together and put their hair down and meet other women who had ‘endo’.

“It’s not often women with ‘endo’ get the chance to meet other women who have it.

“This is a chance for them to get dressed up and feel like a girl for the day.”

Claire says that despite the condition being so common, it is “hardly spoken about”.

“I don’t know why it’s not spoken about,” she said. “It’s one of the things I’m trying to change, to get more women speaking about it. This is one of the stigmas we need to change.

“When I started hardly anyone knew what it was. Now it is coming out more – more women are willing to say that they have it.”

For tickets visit Eventbrite.co.uk and search for ‘Endo Fife charity ball’.

Tickets for the event will cost £5, with all the funds raised going to Endometriosis UK.