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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help fund research into IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) - in memory of Bob Mason

Hampshire, UK

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On August 4th 2018, Bob Mason died of IPF. He was a very much loved Dad and Husband.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a type of terminal lung disease characterised by a progressive and irreversible decline in lung function. IPF scars your lungs and so reduces the efficiency of your breathing. The cause is unknown.

About 5 million people are affected globally. Latest research from the British Lung Foundation suggests about 6,000 people are diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) every year in the UK.  Average life expectancy following diagnosis is about four years. 5,000 people die each year from IPF in the UK (Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis). That’s 66% more than died in Road Traffic Accidents throughout 2017.

Despite the large numbers of deaths - and the fact that the number of diagnoses are increasing year on year - the mechanisms underlying IPF are poorly understood and there is no cure.

We would like to raise funds for much needed respiratory research at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, who's dedicated team cared for our Dad. The RD & E has a very strong research department, lead by Dr Michael Gibbons - who, as it happens, was Dad’s consultant.

We are fielding an intrepid cycling team - 'Bob's Bikers', in memory of Dad, for the BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride on 16th June 2019, we’d love you to sponsor us. More details will appear here in due course.

In the meantime, or if you prefer - a donation would be really welcome too - every single penny raised (once Just Giving have taken their 5%) will go to fund vital research at the RD&E into this horrendous disease.

Thank you so much.

June, Jeremy, Stephen and Jo Mason x

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  • Andrea

    Andrea

    Nov 29, 2018

    In memory of Bob and wishing you success with your bike ride.

    £30.00

  • ann buckingham

    ann buckingham

    Nov 8, 2018

    In loving memory of Bob - Love Ann & Peter, Exeter

    £50.00

  • Jeb and Patrick

    Jeb and Patrick

    Oct 15, 2018

    So sorry to hear about Bob's death. He was such a lovely man and we really enjoyed knowing him.

    £50.00

  • Fuzzy and Andrew

    Fuzzy and Andrew

    Oct 13, 2018

    So pleased to have known Bob and celebrate his life with you all on October 8th. Good luck to the Bikers!

    £50.00

  • David Harvey

    David Harvey

    Oct 12, 2018

    Great to see June you and the family at Bobfest with a few old colleagues.You did your Dad proud on a very sad occasion.

    £50.00

  • Mick Miners

    Mick Miners

    Oct 12, 2018

    Great work in the memory of a great man, hope the bike ride goes well. Lots of love Mick, Jordi & Holly

    £50.00

  • Bruce

    Bruce

    Oct 11, 2018

    Push those bikes.

    £50.00

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Jeremy Mason

Hampshire, UK

I'm doing this because I knew very little about the disease Dad was diagnosed with (deliberately) - but since he died I have been shocked to learn about the numbers of deaths, the sheer amount of diagnoses and the lack​ of​ understanding about the disease.

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