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Over 100 people attend first IPF Nottingham support group at Forest Ground

The first Nottingham Pulmonary Fibrosis support group meeting took place today at Nottingham Forest Football Ground.

The event was a huge success with over 100 people attending including our Chairman, Mike Bray and trustees Dr Gisli Jenkins, Karen Hughes and Wendy Dickinson, who all spoke at the event.

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Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis has helped set up this group with a grant and support from our trustees.

Our Chairman Mike Bray speaking at the support group

Our Chairman Mike Bray speaking at the support group

 

Trustee Wendy Dickinson has a personal link to this event in Nottingham as she is the daughter of Forest legend Peter Taylor, who died from pulmonary fibrosis 24 years ago.

Wendy Dickinson BBC News 5

Our trustee Wendy Dickinson on BBC News

BBC Nottingham were also there to film the event for the news which you can see if you follow this link and go to about 10 minutes in.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0511h9l

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis has funding to help set up five new support groups in the UK – Nottingham was the first of these groups. We are currently working with the respiratory team at Leicester Hospitals and other areas of the country to help set up more support groups.

As well as awarding grants we also offer hands on support with the organisation and launch of the group as well as help with the media and marketing.

Thanks to all who helped make this event happen and to all those who attended this successful meeting.

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