When somebody has a lung disease it isn’t obvious
and the problems are usually hidden so nobody notices. But lung
diseases all produce devastating effects on the lives of the sufferers
and their families. The main symptom is breathlessness and can affect
a person’s ability to carry out simple tasks.
It is very hard emotionally to watch a loved one finding things
difficult and progressively become worse. People suffering from
lung disease often feel isolated as they feel they are unable to
do certain tasks and activities. These people and their families
need support. One group which does this is the Breathe Easy Group.
Breathe Easy is part of the British Lung Foundation. They meet
up every last Wednesday in the month at the Salvation Army in Crewe.
They are there to give support. They provide education, information
and social support for anyone who has a lung condition, such as
asthma and lung cancer.
The Breathe Easy group are in need of more volunteers and members.
They welcome anybody who is enthusiastic and willing to help by
volunteering in any way. As a volunteer you would be able to help
with the basic setting up of the meetings, fundraising and helping
If you can drive and would be willing to help with any transport
needs then the Breathe Easy Group need you. Some of the members
are unable to attend the meetings because of their condition. The
group would like to have volunteers who would bring these members
to the meetings or even visit the members’ homes and give
them their company.
They also particularly need volunteers to help with secretarial
jobs and organisation.
are extremely important to the group. We need more volunteers
to be able to help us reach out to new members and to help with
our current members. Volunteers are very welcome to help in any
Says Christina Dean, Secretary of the South
Cheshire Breath Easy Group.
is very important to support people who have lung conditions as
they have got as much to give as everybody else.
If you want to be a volunteer or become a member
Christina Dean on 01270 415437.