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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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  • Jeremy Mason5 days ago
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    Jeremy Mason

    5 days ago

    As Lao Tzu said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" - and the training for the BHF London to Brighton has kicked off in earnest for me - as you can see I'm not about to win a marathon anytime soon, but you have to start somewhere! And - we are nearing our £2,000 target - SO much thanks goes to all of you who have donated. The funds will make a massive difference. Oh - and it's IPF week this week - help spread the word!

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  • Jeremy Mason15 days ago
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    Jeremy Mason

    15 days ago

    We have just exceeded our stretch target of £1500 - which is incredible. SO many thanks to all our donors for making this happen. But, you know what, wouldn't it be ACE to get to the lovely, round figure of £2,000? Naughty, I know, to raise the target AGAIN - but every penny (once 5% fees have been taken by Just Giving) will go directly to Dr Gibbons and his IPF research team at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, to fund vital research into this little understood and fatal disease. If you have already donated - please do spread the word!

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  • Jeremy Mason20 days ago
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    20 days ago

    Bob's Bikers - 6 riders and growing! I ventured back to the gym for the first time in ages today - the first step on a road that will take me to Brighton with these fine people who have all signed up to join the cause, commemorate Dad, and raise awareness of IPF. Thanks so much - it means loads. Jeremy

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Page last updated on: 9/23/2018 3:50 PM



  • John Pearce

    John Pearce

    Sep 23, 2018

    With love from John,Louise,Emily and Martha

  • Liz Minchin

    Liz Minchin

    Sep 18, 2018

    What a good cause - We knew nothing about this horrible disease. Love to you all and good luck to Bob's bikers . Liz & Steve xx


  • John and Philippa

    John and Philippa

    Sep 15, 2018

    Bob was a great guy


  • Michael Howkins

    Michael Howkins

    Sep 15, 2018

    All my very best wishes


  • Mark and Jamie

    Mark and Jamie

    Sep 12, 2018


  • Parlons clan

    Parlons clan

    Sep 12, 2018

    Jeremy - So proud of you, friend. Xxx


  • Nick McArdle

    Nick McArdle

    Sep 11, 2018

    Sorry to hear the news. Thoughts with you. Great cause - good luck!Nick Mc


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Jeremy Mason

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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