Winter can be tough when you’re living with a lung condition. It can cause symptoms to flare up. Coughs and colds can quickly turn to infections and some people must fight for breath as their airways tighten in the cold. Because of this, more people are expected to turn to us for help and support this winter. It’s only thanks to your generous donations that we can be there for every person who needs us.
Why we need your support
The cost of running the Helpline last winter was £99,066 and this is expected to increase in 2021 as more people turn to us for support.
Last winter the BLF Helpline provided 4,503 people with crucial advice and support about their lung condition during the pandemic.
For our specialist nurses to provide support or potentially life-saving advice for one person it costs £22.
A few messages from some people you have helped us to support recently:
I have been suffering from Long COVID and for the last seven months and felt like there was no help there. Thank you so much for being there when no one else was.
Thank you to the specialist nurse I just spoke to over the phone. She gave me lots of practical advice and caring support. She listened to me and didn’t rush me. I’m so grateful, thank you again.
Your website is a real godsend in trying to find good information. It’s clear, succinct, easy to understand, and presented in a very reassuring way. Thank you.