Charlie Lawson

Charity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK's only national charity dealing with all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis. It funds research to treat the symptoms of CF and to find an effective treatment. It also aims to ensure appropriate healthcare for those with Cystic Fibrosis and provides information, advice and support to people with CF and their families across the UK. Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most common, life-threatening diseases in the UK. It affects over 9,000 people and 1 in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis. If two carriers start a family, each child has a 1 in 4 chance of having Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick, sticky mucus making it hard to breathe and to digest food. People with Cystic Fibrosis have to endure a rigorous daily treatment regime including physiotherapy to clear the chest, inhaled and injected drugs to thin the mucus and fight infections and dozens of enzyme pills to help digest food. Each week, five babies are born with CF and sadly, each week three young lives are lost. Only half of those with Cystic Fibrosis are likely to live past their late 30s, but a baby born today can expect to live longer. We seek to continually improve standards of care for people with CF; we commission cutting-edge clinical and scientific research; and provide practical and accurate information to people with CF and their families. None of this would be possible without the support of the CF community and the generosity of the public.
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Charlie Lawson

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In August 2015, I lost my Dad. He’d been battling Cystic Fibrosis – a disease that slowly clogs up the lungs, making breathing difficult, before finally making it impossible. Cystic Fibrosis affects over 70,000 people worldwide, with over 1,000 new cases identified every year. He was diagnosed late in life, but for people who are born with it, they will be lucky to make their 40th birthday. But this is slowly changing with more medical innovation and research. 

I’ve long had a goal to run a marathon and always said to myself that it was something that I’d like to do in my life… but it seems I needed a stronger WHY. Well, running in memory of my Dad and for raising awareness of Cystic Fibrosis has given me the kick I needed.

Now I’m lucky enough to be running for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, there’s only two questions to answer: how fast can I run it, and how much money can I raise?

On finishing, I just don’t think I’d ever be quite happy with more than 4 hours. I firmly believe in setting crazy goals though, so, of course, I want to do it in 3½ hours. Remember, I’ve never done a marathon before…

To give me the place in the marathon, I had to commit to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust that I would raise £1700. Clearly, I want to do better than that, so I was thinking to myself - £3k, £5k, even £10k? Then I remembered that I needed to set a crazy goal – so I’m going for £26,385.  That’s £1k for the 26 miles and £385 for the 385 yards (OK OK, I know a mile isn’t metric…) but I need your help. 

So how much can you donate to help me reach my target? Fair enough – the 3½ hours, and all the hard graft training is all on me. But I need your help to raise £26,385 to make a difference to thousands and thousands of people, and defeat Cystic Fibrosis. Every pound counts. 

I’m so proud of the fact I’m going to be running for this great cause in Dad’s memory. I just hope I make him proud too.

Thanks very much
Charlie

Recent donors

05.01.17 Good luck Charlie

12.12.16 Awesome Charlie go for it!

10.12.16 Great idea Charlie. Let's do it !

05.12.16 VAMOS!

05.12.16 Hey Charlie, I am donating 100 pounds right now. However I will double my donation if (scratch that)...WHEN you do this in 3 and half hours. AND I challenge ANY donor (especially BNI donors) to do the same!

04.12.16 Good luck with the race Charlie! You got this.

02.12.16 Fantastic goal Charlie! No doubt you will achieve success!

28.11.16 Thank you, Charlie for allowing me to support you. As you know this is a very personal disease for me with my nephew's passing. I know you'll do well in your quest to complete this marathon.

28.11.16 Good luck Charlie. very well done!

28.11.16 Great cause! Good luck on your goal.

28.11.16 Hi Charlie, what a great way to honor your dad - a very special man! Good luck.

28.11.16 Auguri!

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27.11.16 Support your good heart on this run!!!

26.11.16 You've got this!

25.11.16 Good luck Charlie

25.11.16 Big Yeast/ White Ledley- run like chicken heed!

24.11.16 Charlie, We will be with you in spirit from afar.

23.11.16 Great challenge Charlie. As I told you we owe so much to your Dad. Giving this is the least we can do. Go, go ,go

23.11.16 Good luck Charlie! A great initiative. I owe your dad a great deal for bringing me into the BNI-family.

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22.11.16 Go Charlie ! You are an amazing person Big Kisses

22.11.16 Charlie, We will all be Cheering for you in Minnesota!

£6,395.00

Running total

Target:
£26,385.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£6,800.00
Total donors:
51
Last donor:
Jenny Tollman
05.01.17  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00
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