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Asthmatic Abigail’s 192-mile walk gives Swindon charity a boost


Abigail Lowes and her mother Vicki, who walked 192 miles to raise money for Asthma Relief, pictured with Dave Penman from the charity

A TEENAGER has raised thousands of pounds for charity by getting her walking boots on.
Abigail Lowes, 17, of Broad Hinton, walked 192 miles coast to coast from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay with her mother, Vicki, to raise funds for Rodbourne-based Asthma Relief.

She also held a cake sale and organised a music concert to raise funds, as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, and has reached a total of £2,050.

“I found out about the charity and, as I am asthmatic, I decided it would be nice to raise money for them,” she said.

“The walk was very strenuous but amazing. “  Asthma Relief donates nebulisers, which administer medication as a fine mist so patients can inhale it, to people across the country.

The nebulisers, which cost £150 each, are also used to treat the elderly, hospice patients, children, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and people suffering from emphysema.
Dave Penman, the founder of the charity, said: “Money like this is colossal. We are a small charity trying to support people with breathing difficulties and can only continue to carry out our work through the generosity and kindness of those who support us financially.”

The charity also runs a 24-hour helpline. For more information or to donate visit or phone 01793 524004.

(above Pictures: James Douglas)  Thank you to Emma Dunn Reporter Swindon Evening Advertiser

(below) Photographs from Abigail Lowes Coast To Coast Walk  2012


Well done Abigail and Vicki and thank you so much from Asthma Relief and all those people with breathing problems that you have helped.  They thank you with every breath that they take.

How to Donate to Asthma Relief

If you would like to contribute to what we do at Asthma Relief and make a donation please click here where you can safely donate money and help people with chronic breathing difficulties.

If you are planning a fund raising event, e.g. run a marathon, swim, bike ride etc. then this is a very simple method for your supporters to help.

We will be pleased to put a link to your website if you are a business and we will also be pleased to put your company details on a metallic label to be placed on the nebuliser.

Thank you for your help.

Asthma Relief Charity Night on 19th May 2012




A Fantastic Night - 19th May 2012

Thank you, to everyone that supported the Asthma Relief Spring Celebration with the amazing Chocolate Candy Band. We managed to raise £1702.13 to buy nebulisers for people with breathing problems. What a fantastic result. Thank you to everyone that came along and to everyone in the band, especially as a number of them had been poorly during the week.

Thank you also to everyone that donated auction prizes and raffle prizes, especially

A big thank you to Tina People and Andy Jefferies for all their hard work and to Tina for producing all the lovely food. Many thanks to Carolyn Usher, Verity Davidson, Geraldine Seggeser and Mairead for working so hard decorating the hall. We couldn't have done without Pete for being a fantastic auctioneer and to Nicola and Gareth for all their help with the clearing up. Also thank you to everybody that came and supported the event and bringing along your wonderful friends. We are very very grateful to you all.

We would like to pay a special tribute to The Chocolate Candy Band, not only for making the evening such a success with their wonderful music but for donating a Band gig and two tickets to the musical Spend Spend Spend in July at Swindon Arts Centre.  Contact:

Asthma Relief Charity Spring Celebration

A Charity Fundraising Event Featuring The Chocolate Candy Band.

This fabulous band will be playing music from the Musical Grease at Lydiard Millicent Village Hall on Saturday 19th May 2012.

Wear your best DJ or party dress for the Rydell High School Prom or grab your T Bird jacket, put on your drainpipes and come as Danny or be a “Pink Lady”, so you can hang out with Sandy.

Tickets £15 includes a glass of wine and light buffet.

The evening includes a charity auction and raffle with fantastic prizes.

All funds raised will be donated to Asthma Relief Charity (Reg. Charity No. 1063965) in order to purchase breathing equipment for people suffering from asthma, emphysema, COPD, terminal illness and other serious breathing problems.

Come along and join in this fun event!

Tickets available from Asthma Relief, 1a The Shaftesbury Centre, Percy St, Swindon SN2 2AZ or by phoning 01793 524004.

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