My Activity Tracking
My target 72 kms
I'm fundraising to support millions affected by lung disease
Thank you for visiting my Take Steps page. This September I'm getting active to raise money to help people with lung conditions get the support they need. I'm fundraising for the British Lung Foundation, the only charity that supports all 12 million people with a lung condition in the UK.
Four of my family members have lost their lives to Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), an incurable lung condition characterised by progressive scaring of the lungs. I was diagnosed 4 years ago (aged 37) with the same condition. Greater funding for research into the condition, development of new treatments and therapies, specialist clinical staff, and community support are critical for improving the outcome for PF patients, who have an average prognosis of 3-5 years. COVID has the potential to leave those affected with a form of PF, making it more important than ever to better fund services and research.
The BLF knows just how difficult the current crisis has been for people with a lung condition. Their Helpline alone has been receiving up to 3x more calls than normal and they're working round the clock to make sure people get the support they need, helping to ease the strain on the NHS. They're publishing up to date advice and information every day but they need support...
Every £57 I raise through my Take Steps pays for a nurse to work on the Helpline for 1 hour, meaning that those in need can receive crucial medical advice and support when they need it most.
Support my challenge by donating or joining my Take Steps team today!
Distance travelled 10km
Distance travelled 50km
Team amount raised £500
Number of team members (5)
Last of the summer sunMonday 21st Sep I took the opportunity to enjoy what may be the last of the summer sun this weekend with family and friends joining me on my walks.
Country-side AmbleMonday 14th Sep After 3 days laid up in bed with a bad head cold, I was eager today to get out and stretch my legs.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Brian And Jan