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

12.07.17 Well done Charlie, and thankyou very much for your time with our Sales Team this week.

26.06.17 Thank you Charlie for your support at the International Stress Management Association UK conference. We really appreciated it and hope to see you again. Regards, Carole Spiers

23.06.17 Great action Charlie


05.06.17 Well done!





31.05.17 Well done Charlie. You've exceeded your goal!!! You're Dad would be incredibly proud.



16.05.17 Good Luck (post facto) Charlie! Martin was a friend, an inspiration and a great mentor to me.

15.05.17 Well done Charlie. Congratulations on a great race and fund raising effort - Stephen and Vanessa

11.05.17 Gilly and Charlie, Thank you for including me in your fundraising campaign for treatment research for cystic fibrosis. Your family is a very special part of our BNI family tree. We continue our prayers for you and are honored to donate in honor of Martin

09.05.17 Congratulations Charlie!!!

03.05.17 Great job Charlie!

02.05.17 We done Charlie!

01.05.17 Well done, Charlie-great run and fantastic results.

01.05.17 Well done Charlie on your fabulous achievement in meeting your target for sponsorship - and especially for a fantastic run in the London Marathon. Your dad would have been really proud of you!

30.04.17 Congratulations on this amazing achievement and raising money for such a worthy charity- Happy Stars

26.04.17 Well done, amazing work on your race time and fundraising.

26.04.17 Well Done Charlie - brilliant work.

25.04.17 Charlie I'll never forget how inspired and motivated I was by your dad 10 years ago at BNI Director training. I've been equally inspired by following your story (with a little help from Tim) in memory of your father. Well done on your fantastic feat.

25.04.17 Well done Charlie! An amazing effort both in the race and for such an important cause.


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