Breathe Easy Telford & District had its launch meeting on 1 February 2001 at the Princess Royal Hospital with distinguished guests including Sybil Ruscoe, the Mayor of Wellington and a representative from British Lung Foundation.    

 

This was the formation of a social support group for residents of Telford & District who were living with lung disease and/or their carers. The group started meeting monthly and on the 30 May 2001, 220 Red Balloons were released from the Princess Royal Hospital's car park as part of 20,000 balloons released nationwide all in the interests of Lung Research.

 

The group continued to expand and soon the monthly meetings moved to a spacious room in the Wellington Civic Centre. Over the years the group has had visits from regular speakers from the medical professions including our local Respiratory Consultants, Respiratory Nurse Consultant and Physiotherapist. Many other memorable presentations from a variety of disciplines, including local crime prevention officer on home security, Department of Works and Pensions adviser on benefits and also a historical presentation on Coalbrookdale's past. In 2006 we had visits from Air Products' Mangement, addressing the group's concerns  with problems following the implementation of the new oxygen contracts. It was a good forum to help infulence the recent improvements to the service.

 

Shugborough, Bridgemere Gardens,  Llandudno, Weston on Super Mare are among destinations for day trips enjoyed by the group over the years.

 

Members are also welcome to join in a monthly luncheon.







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