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Generous bequest of £20,000 from Manchester support group member Ray Stubbs

Mr Ray Stubbs, who passed away from IPF last May, has left a £20,000 bequest in his will for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis with instructions that it should specifically be used for research.

From left to right: Support group leader, Dennis Barber, APF Support Group Co-ordinator, Lorna McLauchlan and Sue Turner.

We are honoured to receive this bequest and delighted to fulfil Ray’s wishes, on behalf of all those affected by pulmonary fibrosis. The cheque was presented to APF’s Support Group Co-ordinator, Lorna McLauchlan, at a recent meeting of the Group, by Mr Stubbs’ friend, Sue Turner (pictured with Lorna and support group leader, Dennis Barber), who told the group:

IPF had a profound effect on Ray’s energetic lifestyle but he was so appreciative of the help and support of the Lung Disease Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital and of the support group and its members.

The group gave him the opportunity to discuss his concerns with people suffering the same symptoms and provided him with helpful advice on how others were coping. Although it is a sad occasion to lose a good friend and neighbour like Ray it is also a privilege to represent him at the support group today and to hand over to Lorna a cheque for £20,000, which Ray generously bequeathed to Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, hoping that ongoing research will one day find the cure that Ray himself was searching for.

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