Supporting everyone affected by pulmonary fibrosis

  • What is pulmonary fibrosis?

    Pulmonary fibrosis refers to a specific group of lung diseases thought to be affecting around 70,000 people in the UK. The nature of these diseases all cause hardening and scarring of the lungs, preventing the transfer of oxygen into the bloodstream. It has a devastating impact on quality and life expectancy and on breathing.

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  • We are here to support you

    If you need information or advice on living with pulmonary fibrosis, we are here to help. There are 75 support groups around the UK and we have a dedicated supportline for any questions you might have.

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  • Buy an APF Christmas Card!

    This year we are selling a Robin and a Wintry Owl design. In addition we also have a traditional holly card, each pack is priced at £5 for 10 cards. We look forward to receiving your orders and raising more money for APF. Please email

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The Mike Bray IPF Research Fellowship

Here's what our fundraisers are up to!

  • Colclough Brothers at the Manchester Half Marathon

     

    Martin Colclough and his brothers Steve and Dave took on the challenge of running the Manchester Half Marathon on 14th October and, together with their 122 supporters, have raised a staggering £4,545 plus Gift Aid to date – smashing their £3,000 target. 

    Sadly they lost their dad, Alan, in May of this year – a much loved husband, dad and grandad – to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

    Our absolute pleasure to fundraise for the Charity! The work you do is incredible, and a lifeline for those affected by IPF. Running a race and raising money is easy in comparison.

    Martin Colclough
  • Katy Gallagher at the Great Scottish 10k Run

     

    Katy Gallagher, Group Accountant with the Veitchi Group, took part with some of her colleagues in The Great Scottish 10k Run at the end of September.  Katy’s mum was diagnosed with IPF in 2014 and life thereafter became a daily struggle, eventually becoming bedridden with Katy’s dad taking on the role of full-time carer.  Her mum passed away on 1st May this year and Katy says this whole experience has had a devastating affect on the entire family.

    Katy nominated APF to be one of  The Veitchi Group’s supported charities for 2018.

     

    The work APF is doing for individuals and families affected by IPF is great and I would like to help in any way I can so fewer families go through what we did

    Katy Gallagher

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