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Rob Smith

Alfie Goes To Africa - Lung Foundation

Fundraising for British Lung Foundation

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British Lung Foundation

We’re the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs. We offer hope, help and a voice. We fund research to find new treatments and cures. We support people who struggle to breathe to take control of their lives and we campaign for better lung health.

Charity Registration No. England and Wales 326730, Scotland SC 038415

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We are off on an adventure hoping to raise a little money, follow our journey at http://alfiegoestoafrica.co.uk

Sarah has been diagnosed with Idiopathis plulmonay fibrosis for 10 years now...(IPF), which is caused by repeated injury to small areas of your lung. This results in inflammation of the lungs and then scarring, which stop the lungs doing their job - taking oxygen from the air and passing it into the blood. So Sarah may at times have breathing difficulties or get breathless from simple activities such as walking and talking (but she seems to do ok most of the time, well, talking at least...!!).

It's not known what has caused the condition but in Sarah's case, we are pretty sure it was a result of a virus.  It is also known as called 'cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis' - (CFA).

IPF is one of the less common lung diseases and is most common in people over 50. People may need treatment for the rest of their lives. This is because IPF is suppressed rather than cured, therefore, we hope to raise money to do our bit of help towards the on-going research needed to understand the disease more and perhaps one day find a cure.
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