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The Great British Food Festivals 2013

Over the last month, The Great British Food Festival at Shugborough Hall, Macclesfield and Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire have attracted over 70 producers showcasing the best in local, seasonal and speciality food and drink. There was a wide selection of local hot and cold food, live music and lots of food based entertainment.  Festival goers also saw a variety of free cooking demonstrations, from top chefs such as David Mooney and Simon Rimmer, as well as talented local producers.

Breathing Matters was this year’s nominated charity and people were invited to attend taste challenges such as ‘Men Vs Food’, and to show off their own baking skills in the ‘Cake-Off’ to raise funds. Other attractions include free artisan talks, Junior Chef’s Academy, live music, fantastic children’s entertainment and rides and of course the wide range of amazing food stalls.

There are a few more dates to round off this year’s festivals – perhaps you could pop along:

  • August – Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th @ Stonyhurst College
  • September – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd @ Arley Hall, Warrington

Breathing Matters would like to thank the organisers of The Great British Food Festivals for their support this year –  we are truly honoured to be the nominated charity for such a fantastic event.


Get Ready for the #Breathtember Challenge

Thank you to our fabulous supporters who have started to organise their #Breathtember Challenges.  These include half marathons, 10K runs and walks, as well as local meetings to raise awareness.

Remember, to help us with raising awareness of pulmonary fibrosis this September, you will need to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to be able to tweet and share all your challenges and events.

Make sure you join now and build up your followers before September – the more followers you have, the more you can be retweeted, and hopefully re-retweeted!

For further information, visit

Stark Facts about Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • Men are nearly twice as likely as women to suffer from IPF
  • There are 8000 new cases of IPF every year in the UK.
  • More than 30,000 people are living with IPF in the UK.
  • Without treatment, 50% of IPF sufferers will die within 3 years of diagnosis. Treatment extends life expectancy to 7-8 years.
  • More than 30,000 people will be diagnosed with IPF in the 27 EU countries each year.
  • IPF is more common than all leukaemias combined.
  • Most patients are diagnosed 1 to 12 years after their first symptoms.
  • 5 million people worldwide have IPF.