December’s charity of the month: Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Congratulations to Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis our charity of the month this December!

So far we’ve helped raise over £228.00 for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis just by shopping, ordering, booking and fundraising online via Give as you Live.

Who are Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis was set up in 2013 by a group of determined patients, family members, carers and medical specialists, dedicated to supporting those with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and their families. There is currently no cure and very limited treatment. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is 3-5 years. Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis help set up support groups in the UK, educate health professionals about IPF and give funds towards research. They have risen from 3 to an amazing 45 support groups since 2014.

What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a scarring disease which affects the lungs. Pulmonary fibrosis is a term that describes the formation of scar tissue within the lungs. It usually occurs around the small air sacs or alveoli of the lungs where it causes thickening and stiffness. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the commonest form of pulmonary fibrosis. ‘Idiopathic’ means that the cause of the disease is unknown. Unfortunately IPF kills 5,000 people in the UK every year and it is estimated that more than 30,000 people in the UK are currently affected.

How can I help raise funds?

  1. Give as you Live– Shop online & every purchase will raise free funds!
  2. You can donate to Action For Pulmonary Fibrosis here >>
  3. Purchase a reloadable in-store shopping card and raise each time you top up!
  4. Participate and get involved by setting up your own fundraising page to raise funds for IPF

Each and every donation is precious to Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis the key aim has been to increase the number of IPF support groups and to make them accessible to as many patients and their loved ones as possible.

“Our vision is a world where everyone living with pulmonary fibrosis has a better future.”

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis