Louise Dolby takes on The 90 Day garden challenge for IPF
Louise Dolby from Solihull in the West Midlands lost her dad Mike to idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in December 2016. Mike a former UK athletics coach lost his battle with the disease within 3 years and after this tragedy, Louise decided to put her career on hold to spend time with her young daughter as after all, family matters most.
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After some thought she decided to fundraise for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis by creating a ’90 day garden challenge’ and set about clearing a 200 square metre of her overgrown garden to do this!
She’s had to endure one of the worst winters on record, but has slowly begun to transform this overgrown mass of 6ft weeds into what will eventually be a wonderful new vegetable plot. At every step of the way she has filmed and published her efforts on YouTube, fundraising and sharing awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis to audiences which have now grown from around the world!
Referring to herself as ‘the novice gardener’ on Youtube, Louise said:
‘I’ve always enjoyed the odd bit of gardening but this challenge has really pushed me to learn new DIY and landscaping skills. It’s also given me lots of time to reflect on what my dad went through during his battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. My aim is to make my videos both interesting to watch from a gardening perspective, but more importantly will go some way in making more and more people aware of what Pulmonary Fibrosis is and to tell them about the fantastic work that Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis does to help people who live with the disease today’.
Louise urges that anyone who’s interested in following her progress in the garden, to subscribe to her Youtube channel The Novice Gardender. The more subscribers she gets, more people around the globe will get to see her videos and will hear about pulmonary fibrosis and the great work of our charity.