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Stories from March, 2016


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Easter Was All Sold Out!

Selection on tableJane Walker’s Easter stall at UCH Atrium was all sold out of stock in record time this year, and £150 profit was made which will go towards Professor Brown’s research into bronchiectasis.

Most of you in London will know Jane’s stalls well and we saw quite a few regulars there on the day.


Jane’s next stall is her May Day Stall on Friday, 27th May 2016, 11am-2pm.

We hope to see you there!


Wales Breathes Easier

Mandy Sterling and Theresia Mikolash in WalesThank you so much to Mandy Stirling who raised over £1000 for Breathing Matters at her 40th birthday instead of receiving presents to celebrate her new decade. This was in honour of her lovely goddaughter, Belle, who has a rare lung disease.

The cheque was presented to Dr Theresia Mikolash from Breathing Matters.

Mandy reported to the Western Telegraph: “The hotel will continue to raise money over the coming years in the hope that better treatment or a cure can be found so that Belle, as well as others, can live out a normal life and not be dependent on medication.”

Thanks to Mandy and all her party guests.

Read the report from the Western Telegraph:

Cyclotopia 2016 is now LIVE!


When:    Sunday, 12th June 2016

Where:    Lee Valley VeloPark

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Cyclotopia 2016 gives you an incredible opportunity to visit Lee Valley VeloPark, bringing together three cycling disciplines of road racing, mountain biking or track cycling in the iconic Velodrome in a bespoke charity cycling event – made for you!


Not only is Cyclotopia 2016 on the Queen’s 90th birthday (so is a great way to celebrate at the Lee Valley VeloPark at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!) but, this year, we are also being joined by Paralympic champion and inspirational speaker Mark Colbourne MBE!

  • Be an Olympian for a day!
  • Cycle alongside Mark Colbourne MBE!!
  • Follow the world’s top cyclists at the UK’s leading cycling hub – and raise lots of money for Breathing Matters!
  • This event has something for everyone from complete novices, families to experienced cyclists.
  • We will have competitions and prizes on the day.  Bring a team of spectators to cheer you along.
  • Bikes and helmets are available at the VeloPark and will be within the price (height restrictions apply).
  • Kids (under 18) and spectators go free!



•    Road Circuit

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How many times can you go around the smoothest one mile road circuit? 1, 5, 10, 15 or 20 miles?

How fast can you complete the road circuit? Timing tags available.

Suitable for all levels. Minimum height 4’5″/102cm. Great for children. Bikes and equipment included.

Registration: adults £20, families £40. This is a sponsorship event – please raise as much as you can!

•    Mountain Trail


Challenge yourself to conquer 5 miles of off-road traffic-free mountain bike trail.  Not for the faint hearted!

Suitable for all levels. Minimum height 4’5″/102cm. Minimum age 9 years.

Bike and helmet available at no charge for over 9 years of age. Can bring own mountain bike.

Registration: adults £20, families £40. This is a sponsorship event – please raise as much as you can!

•    Great Value Velodrome Package

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Experience the Velodrome and cycle on the same track where Sir Chris Hoy and his Team GB and Paralympics GB teammates received their Olympic Gold medals in 2012. This is the fastest Velodrome in the world! Includes a 75 minute session on the fastest track in the World with expert coaches and exciting timed laps. The Velodrome package also gives entry to road and mountain bike trails.

For all levels. Age 12 and upwards.

Velodrome package: £65. This is a sponsorship event – please raise as much as you can!


This bespoke event is a great way to support Breathing Matters and other UCLH Charity funds, and we want as many people to join us to raise awareness and money.