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Exeter teenager raises over £800 to support research into Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Exeter teenager Alexandra Daniels has raised over £800 to help fund respiratory research at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in memory of her grandfather.

Fundraiser Alexandra Daniels (middle) and APF trustee Howard Almond (right). Dr Gibbons (3rd from left), Chris Scotton , IPF Researcher (3rd from right).

Seventeen year old Alex was inspired to start fundraising after her grandfather John Kerley sadly passed away from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2012. As a thank you for the care that he received at the RD&E, her family set up a charity called the Kerley-Bretherton Fund to help support research into the disease at the hospital and the University of Exeter Medical School.

APF trustee Howard Almond also has a close relationship with the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital; the funds which Alex has raised are directly supporting a research study into the relationship between exercise and breathing tests that Howard is a part of.

Howard says:

Exeter, at the RD & D Hospital, has a very strong research department and Dr Gibbons is Associate Director and strong promoter and is very keen to raise awareness of IPF.

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