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Fighting Pulmonary Fibrosis and Infection

Breathing Matters’ mission is to raise awareness and inspire fundraising for research into pulmonary fibrosis and lung infection.  We strive to improve the lives of every pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis and lung infection sufferer by funding research into treatments and cures, and by spreading awareness and knowledge of these conditions.

We support research carried out at UCL Respiratory, one of the world’s leading research centres for respiratory diseases. Breathing Matters is part of UCLH Charity (registered charity #1165398).

Founded in 2011, we have elected to run our small charity on minimal overheads so that money raised can be directed straight to our research.

Breathing Matters funds research into Interstitial Lung Diseases such as Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Respiratory Infections such as Bronchiectasis and Pneumonia – all of these are currently under-funded in the UK.

We encourage supporters to become actively involved as advocates, advisors and fundraisers.

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latest articles

Online Christmas Concert with The Holst Singers, December 2021

We are unfortunately not able to hold our usual Christmas concert again this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Read More...

Tweet for #Breathtember, PF awareness month

September is #Breathtember – Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month  Get out of Breath for #Breathtember Tweet Tweet! To help raise Read More...

Article in The Guardian Respiratory Health Supplement

Professor Jo Porter, our Medical Director, has had an article published in the Respiratory Health Supplement in The Guardian today Read More...

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