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

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24.04.17 Well done, Charlie. An amazing achievement and a great cause too.

24.04.17 Wow Charlie - huge huge respect to you. Undoubtedly did your dad proud raising a crazy amount of money in a crazy fast time. Mmmmmmmmates!

23.04.17 Well done Charlie, great cause and a great run.

23.04.17 Well Done Charlie


23.04.17 We are so proud of you and in awe that you are running to help find a cure.

23.04.17 Go Charlie go ! Love Col,Becky,Beth xxx

23.04.17 You ROCK Charlie!!!

23.04.17 Best of luck Charlie. Be thinking of you and we are sure you will do well.

23.04.17 Your Dad persuaded some building workers to down tools and enabled a rehearsal & concert to go ahead in New York. Good luck.

22.04.17 Good luck tomorrow. Your mum is an awesome woman.


22.04.17 Big luck for the Big Run Charlie! Olivia gave me some fab advice when I ran it a couple of years ago. Love to all the Lawson's xxxxx Linds

22.04.17 When your dad, Martin, lived in Somerset he led a scout expedition to Norway in 1972. My dad (Stephen) was privileged to be a member of that expedition and is forever grateful to your dad for introducing him to mountaineering. Good luck for tomorrow!

22.04.17 Good Luck Charlie! You got this.

22.04.17 Best of luck Charlie.

22.04.17 Good Luck Charlie!

22.04.17 Very fond memories of Martin in my RBS days ! Go for it Charlie !

22.04.17 Well done Mate. See you soon

22.04.17 Good luck Charlie and congratulations too!

21.04.17 Just keep on running Charlie x

21.04.17 Good luck, a fantastic cause - and thanks to your Dad for everything he did for LSC!

21.04.17 Amazing effort so far - you'll smash it on Sunday

20.04.17 Good luck mate!

20.04.17 Good luck!


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