Charlie Lawson


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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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

Recent donors

28.02.17 Go Charlie! Go!

27.02.17 Good Luck Charlie - from the team a BNI New Zealand

24.02.17 Hi Charlie, am donating equivalent to AUD500. Great work, happy to support, and appreciate the encouragement Martin and Gilly gave us in our formative years. And thanks for the sharing that we have been having. Take care my friend.

24.02.17 Best of luck, Charlie. We'll be cheering you on from the Irish office!

24.02.17 Good Luck, Charlie! Martin helped so many of us around the world to build our careers in BNI. We are very grateful and wish you every success on the day. 50 from Amara!

23.02.17 Charlie, glad to help in a small way. i know how hard you have been working at this. you will make all of us proud to be part of the run. givers do gain Kai BNI Canada

23.02.17 Go for it mate!!!

22.02.17 Good luck Charlie! On behalf of the entire BNI Global Support Team, we'd like to donate a 10th of your total goal in memory of the tremendous impact your dad had on BNI. Martin was a pioneer within BNI who set an inspiring example for every BNI leader.

22.02.17 Go Charlie!

21.02.17 Wishing you the best of luck in your marathon, Charlie. Your father was an important member of the BNI Family, who I was very fortunate to have met. Your goal in your father's honor is inspirational, thank you for letting me be a small part of it.


21.02.17 Good Luck Charlie, enjoy the run.

21.02.17 Thanks to Martin for his contribution to BNI's past, present and future members.

20.02.17 Good luck Charlie, your dad would be proud of you, I know you can do it.


20.02.17 to having the courage and the perseverance to achieve this great goal for your amazing Dad. He would be so proud.

19.02.17 Good Luck Charlie

15.02.17 Good luck Charlie fantastic thing to do x

15.02.17 Good luck Charlie, your dad would be proud of your entrepreneurial spirit!

15.02.17 So proud of you Charlie. Will be cheering you all the way

14.02.17 Good luck Charlie!

13.02.17 Dear Charlie, best of luck and great cause! Best regards Tony

07.02.17 Good luck Charlie!

07.02.17 Great cause - good luck.

07.02.17 I remember fondly a visit where Martin and I went on the EYE and enjoyed Churchill's Bunker, his positive attitude and inspiration will always be in my heart. The leadership of Martin and Gilly were contributed greatly the growth and development of BNI.


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