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    Weʼve raised £2,930 to help fund research into IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) - in memory of Bob Mason

    Hampshire, UK
    Funded on Monday, 26th August 2019

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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. Have a look here for more information.

    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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      4 years ago

      Between Bob's Bikers efforts in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in June, and the donations last October following Bob Fest (the celebration of Dad's life) we have raised in the region of £18,000. This is staggering. We're all blown away by your generosity. Thank you. It's been just over a year since Dad died. I miss him like crazy. I think of him every day. The money raised is being spent on the front line of IPF research. Given Dad was a perpetual student, it feels at least fitting that the funds raised in his memory are used in this way.

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    • Keith Garbett

      Keith Garbett

      Jun 18, 2019

      Bob was one of our best friends, we too miss his friendship.


    • Paul


      Jun 17, 2019

      Congratulations on the cycle ride and efforts for this good cause - best wishes Su Paul Ollie Ellie & Lottie x


    • Lloyd Williamson

      Lloyd Williamson

      Jun 14, 2019

      Well done mate! Really great effort!Particularly your recent training in this weather!!


    • Janie Bolchover

      Janie Bolchover

      Jun 11, 2019

      Best of luck Jem and go for it! Sending love x


    • Ingrid and Tony

      Ingrid and Tony

      Jun 9, 2019

      Such an amazing way to pay tribute to your lovely dad and to raise much needed funds to combat this awful illness. Bob would be as proud as punch of you all.Good luck cyclists!!Ingrid and Tony.


    • Susan Sandlan

      Susan Sandlan

      Mar 10, 2019


    • Andrea


      Nov 29, 2018

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


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    Jeremy Mason

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    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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