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Weʼre raising £1,000 to donate between "The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust" and "National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society" in loving memory of Fred Furniss.

Loughborough, UK
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Fred had a huge impact at Swim England, British Swimming and in so many individual's swimming lives throughout his career. He is greatly missed already and so in memory of him we would like to raise funds to donate to two charities very close to both his and his family's hearts.

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society aim to provide information and support for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), their families, friends and carers, as well as health professionals with an interest in RA.

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust aim to provide personal support to people affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis, a very debilitating and life-limiting illness. They offer practical, emotional and financial support where there is a need. They also raise awareness of the illness and in particular the challenges people face on a daily basis.

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    • Elizabeth Slack

      Elizabeth Slack

      Aug 13, 2018


    • Kate, Richard, Tallulah & Beau

      Kate, Richard, Tallulah & Beau

      Aug 7, 2018

      Dear Uncle Fred, with all our love 😘😘 RIP


    • Estelle


      Aug 7, 2018

      God Bless my nearly son-in-law. 🙏 😘


    • Sue and Cliff Johnson

      Sue and Cliff Johnson

      Aug 7, 2018

      In memory of Fred


    • Arthur Durrans

      Arthur Durrans

      Aug 7, 2018


    • Daniel Carr

      Daniel Carr

      Aug 5, 2018

      Was fortunate to have been coached by Fred for 4 years, was a brilliant coach, even better person, glad to have known him, RIP Fred, you won’t be forgotten


    • Paul Connolly

      Paul Connolly

      Aug 3, 2018

      I worked with Fred on numerous occasions, a well respected and committed coach. Great knowledge with a huge passion for his sport. He will be hugely missed.


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