We provide essential Medical Breathing Equipment such as Nebulisers and support thereof to Hospitals, Doctors Surgeries, Medical Centres, Hospices & Palliative Care Teams, Special Educational Needs Schools, Respite Care Centres for Children with Chronic Illness or Disability & to Community Nurses visiting Patients of all ages in their homes as well as Specialist Nurses caring for Children with Special Needs, Disability & Life-limiting illnesses.
Many years ago I was busy running my own engineering company when I suffered a massive heart attack. I was admitted to hospital for surgery and was told that I should stop working.
During my time in the hospital I noticed that there was a shortage of nebulising machines on the ward. The people suffering from breathing difficulties were sharing one machine. Nebulisers are expensive and there was obviously a shortage.
Years earlier I witnessed my older brother struggling to breathe and eventually lose his life at the age of 28 following an asthma attack.
This had a profound effect on me and I had intended to help people with asthma on my retirement. However, my retirement came earlier than expected and I set up the Charity Asthma Relief from my hospital bed.
The immediate challenge was to provide nebulisers to people that needed them.
And now, far from giving up work, I am working harder than ever, running a help line, maintaining and cleaning nebulisers and air purification systems, talking to groups about the condition, fund-raising and packing and delivering machines.
Asthma Relief aims to:
- THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH OR SAVING OF LIVES
Established: June 1997
Registered Charity Number: 1063965
Board members: 5
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 01793 524004
Address: The Shaftesbury Centre, Percy Street, Swindon SN2 2AZView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website