Purple and Sparkly Week 9th – 15th December

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis > Purple and Sparkly Week 9th – 15th December

Can you get purple and sparkly for APF this Christmas?  

Inspired by June – who loved all things colourful – her friends are urging everyone to do something purple and sparkly and raise funds for others with pulmonary fibrosis this Christmas

“June loved colour-co-ordinating all her clothes, everything was always planned out.

Her nails. Her hair. Her shoes. June tragically passed away 2 years ago from pulmonary fibrosis just after her 60th birthday. Her favourite colour was purple”.

Last year, as a tribute to June, the purple sparkly theme was born when Kirsty and her friends, decided to organise a purple and sparkly day at their workplace, and raised money for APF.

“In memory of my friend June. She loved all things colourful and sparkly. We decided to remember her in a positive way”


This year we’re all getting involved!

This year, Kirsty and her colleagues Amanda and Irene, are asking you all to get involved in your very own purple sparkly Christmas fundraiser. 

Any day during the week commencing 9th December – choose to do something purple and sparkly and raise crucial funds and awareness for APF.

Set up your Just Giving page by following this link https://justgiving.com/apf

A few of Kirsty, Amanda and Irene’s sparkliest ideas:

  • Host a purple tea party
  • Hold a purple pamper day for you and your friends
  • Dye your hair purple and get sponsored!
  • Purple tie-die event
  • Organise a purple non uniform day at school
  • Sell purple and sparkly Christmas decorations

About pulmonary fibrosis

Like June, around 70,000 people in the UK are living with the devastating lung condition. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a little-known condition causes scarring or stiffening of the lungs, making it hard for oxygen to pass from the lungs to the body.

Over time, people living with pulmonary fibrosis find it increasingly difficult to breathe – even becoming breathless when eating or talking.

If you or a loved one are affected please consider ringing or emailing our dedicated support line and leaving us a message, or finding a support group near you.

Where the money goes?

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis (APF) provides personalised support to patients and families – and raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis through campaigning, fundraising and education.

We are committed to funding research to improve quality of life for people living with pulmonary fibrosis today and tomorrow. 

  • £5 will help someone attend a support group and feel less alone
  • £10 will support APF to educate healthcare professionals at conferences around the UK
  • £30 means a carer or patient can speak to a specialist nurse and receive the help they need

We want to see you at your purpliest!

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Thank you for getting involved!