Karin Balmer and friends complete Oxford Half Marathon

Karin Balmer and her friends completed the Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday, October 16th to raise funds for a pulmonary fibrosis support group. Through their hard work and dedication, they were able to secure a large sum in donations. Karin has been training for the past six months and ran the entire 13.1 miles without stopping. This is an incredible …

Jimmy Balmer Memorial Squash Tournament

The squash tournament in memory of Jimmy Balmer took place on Saturday 8th October in Ballyearl followed by a quiz night: Yesterday, my dad Jimmy’s best friend Malachy Robinson had organised a squash tournament and pub quiz in memory of my Dad, with all money raised going towards the Support Group. My dad had a successful career in squash as …

Veterans Cruise for Clare Donohoe

Clare Donohoe, an Ambassador for Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, was honoured to have been invited along today to a Veterans Cruise on the Lady of the Lake on Lough Erne hosted by Jennifer and Martin Ansfield. Mrs Donohoe said “It was an absolute privilege and pleasure to be part of today’s event and to meet so many inspiring people. The day …

Shauna and Lucia Lynch Car Boot Sales

Shauna and Lucia Lynch have been one of Pulmonary Fibrosis NI Charity’s (PFNI) most dedicated fundraisers in 2022. The girls have raised an incredible amount of money for PFNI through several car boot sales and raffles throughout September, with all proceeds going to the charity to help others living with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Shauna and Lucia have been a huge support …

Hannah Noonan Campaign – #HaveALaughForPF

Hannah Noonan is set to tell a joke every day this month on social media in memory of her Co Antrim grandfather and raise funds for the Northern Trust Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. She has been contacting famous figures from all over Ireland with requests that they send jokes so she can share them online during their summer holiday break …

Donna Cooney Castlewellan Event

Donna Cooney organised a charity fundraiser in Castlewellan with entertainment to raise funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis NI Charity. There was a great atmosphere within the room as people entered, all eager to support such a great cause. The whole evening was a huge success and we are so grateful to Donna and everyone who attended and supported us. A special …

Gerry and Margo Fitzgerald held a coffee morning !

Gerry and Margo Fitzgerald held a coffee morning at their home to raise funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis NI. The event was well-attended by family and friends, and a great sum of money was raised for the charity. Pulmonary Fibrosis NI is a charity that provides support and information to those affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis, a debilitating lung condition. The Fitzgeralds …

Sandra Fitzpatrick Coffee Morning

Sandra Fitzpatrick held a coffee morning in aid of Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, raising an incredible amount for one event. The charity Pulmonary Fibrosis NI is very close to Sandra’s heart. The coffee morning was a great success with family and friends coming together to support such a worthy cause. There was an amazing atmosphere and it was great to see …

Roisin McBride and family walk up Slieve Gallion

Roisin McBride and her family walked up Slieve Gallion in memory of her late father, Alexander McBride. The group raised funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a charity that works to support those affected by the disease. Alexander McBride passed away from pulmonary fibrosis recently and his daughter wanted to honor his memory while also helping to raise awareness of the …

Jim Bradley 70th birthday party donation!

Jim Bradley recently celebrated his 70th birthday, and instead of gifts, he asked for donations to be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis NI charity. Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes scarring of the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Mr. Bradley has been raising awareness and funds for research. On 21st September, he presented a cheque  to representatives from …

Coffee morning at Puffin Lodge

Puffin Lodge is hosting a coffee morning on 22 September to celebrate its opening. The event will raise funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a charity that provides support and information to people with the condition. Puffin Lodge is a facility that offers patients and carers a safe and comfortable environment for Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  We are delighted to be able to …

Edel Packaging host a coffee morning

On 23rd September 2022, Edel Packaging will be hosting a coffee morning to raise funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis NI. As a company, we are passionate about giving back to the local community and Pulmonary Fibrosis NI is a charity that is very close to our hearts. Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating lung condition that affects thousands of people in Northern …

Jacqueline Hannah, her daughter and niece walk Port to Port to raise funds

Jacqueline Hannah and her daughter and Niece walked Port to Port recently to raise much needed funds for the Pulmonary Fibrosis NI Charity. The Pulmonary Fibrosis NI Charity offers support to families living with Pulmonary Fibrosis in Northern Ireland. The charity provides financial assistance to families for specialist equipment, funds Pulmonary Rehabilitation programmes and raises awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis through …

Ian Simpson runs the Great North Run Half Marathon

Ian Simpson will be taking on the challenge of the great North Run half marathon on September 11th to help raise funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a charity that supports those affected by the disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that leads to progressive lung damage and can have a devastating impact on patients and their families. The Pulmonary Fibrosis …

Roisin McBride and her family climb Slieve Gullion

Pulmonary Fibrosis NI is a charity very close to Roisin McBride’s heart. In August 2022, Roisin and her family will be taking on the challenge of climbing Slieve Gullion to raise funds in memory of her daddy, who sadly passed away from Pulmonary Fibrosis. This will be a tough challenge but one that they are fully committed to, in order …

Puffin Lodge starts to become a reality

Pulmonary Fibrosis NI is delighted to announce that building work on Puffin Lodge, a respite and wellbeing centre for those affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis, will begin on 8th August 2022. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a debilitating and often terminal lung disease for which there is currently no cure. The disease causes the lungs to slowly fill with scar tissue, making it …

Hannah Noonan – #HaveALaughForPF campaign

Hannah Noonan is on a mission to get as many people as possible involved in her #HaveALaughForPF campaign, in memory of her granddad, Tony Devlin. The Pulmonary Fibrosis NI Charity is very close to Hannah’s heart, and she wants to do everything she can to raise awareness and funds for the charity. To date, Hannah has written to numerous politicians, …

Ian Simpson Summer Raffle

On the 7th of August, 2022, Ian Simpson organised a raffle in aid of Pulmonary Fibrosis NI Charity. The Charity works to support people with Pulmonary Fibrosis and their families in Northern Ireland. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a lung condition that can lead to shortness of breath, fatigue and a decline in lung function. Simpson’s raffle was able to raise much …

Donna Cooney Fundraising Night

Donna Cooney organised a fundraising night in Castlewellan on 27th July 2022 in aid of Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a charity dedicated to supporting those affected by the condition and raising awareness of the symptoms. The event was a huge success, with a large sum of money raised on the night. The money will go towards Pulmonary Fibrosis NI’s work in …

Donna Cooney Quiz Night

Donna Cooney organised a quiz night on the 22nd of July in order to raise funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a charity which is close to her heart. Donna did an amazing job in organizing the event and managed to raise a lot of money for the charity. The Pulmonary Fibrosis NI charity provide support and information for people affected …

Tom and Una McMillan feature in APF!

Tom and Una McMillan were recently featured in the APF periodical, Pulmonary Fibrosis News. The article highlighted the couple’s work with Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a charity that raises awareness of the lung condition and provides support for those affected by it. The McMillans have been involved with the charity since its inception , and their work was instrumental in getting …

Ian Simpson Jubilee Party

Ian Simpson organised a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. The event was held in honor of Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a charity that provides support for people with the disease and their families. Over the course of the day, Pulmonary Fibrosis NI raised monies through donations. The party was a great success, and everyone who attended had a wonderful …

Donna Cooney makes jewellery to sell and raise funds!

Donna Cooney took part in a Pulmonary Fibrosis NI Charity event on the 5th of June 2022. She created and sold jewellery to help raise funds for the Pulmonary Fibrosis NI Charity. Donna has been working hard to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces that will be sure to impress. All of the proceeds from her sales will go directly to the …

Flo Hegarty presents Una with a cheque

On the 24th May 2022, Flo Hegarty presented a cheque to Pulmonary Fibrosis NI charity, raising an amazing amount of money. The money raised will go on to help many people who suffer from Pulmonary Fibrosis, and their families. We are extremely grateful to Flo for her kind donation, and we know that it will make a massive difference to …

Paula Magee 50th Birthday Fundriaser

Paula Magee decided to celebrate her 50th birthday on the 23rd May 2022 by giving back to Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a charity close to her heart. She organised a fundraiser with family and friends, and the response was overwhelming. The event was a great success, raising monies for the charity. Paula is delighted that she was able to use her …

Nurses walk 8 mile to raise funds on the 1st May 2022

Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a little known condition that causes progressive and irreversible damage to the lung tissue, making it difficult to breathe. It currently has no cure. On May 1st 2022, a team of nurses walked 8 miles to raise funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a charity dedicated to supporting those affected by the condition and funding research into …

Ann Murray organised a book sale for the month of May 2022

Pulmonary Fibrosis NI is a charity set up to help those affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis in Northern Ireland. The book sale is just one of the many ways in which they raise money to keep the charity running. Ann Murray, who organised the book sale, said  “I wanted to do something to raise awareness of the condition and also to …

Lorraine Telfair fundraiser in Carrickfergus

Pulmonary Fibrosis is an debilitating and terminal illness which causes irreversible damage to the lungs. There is currently no cure and it sadly claimed the life of Lorraine Telfair’s father. In memory of her father, Lorraine organised a Pulmonary Fibrosis fundraising event in Carrickfergus on the 27th March. The aim of the event was to support Pulmonary Fibrosis NI, a …

Lap the Lough Fundraising Event on 28th of August

Lap the lough is an annual cycle event around Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Ireland and Britain. The rout travels 144km/89 miles anti-clockwise around Lough Neagh with stops approximately every 20 miles. More information on: http://www.lapthelough.org.  SET UP A PAGE Go to Virgin Money Giving, they’re a not-for-profit (more of your money goes directly to your charity) and follow the simple instructions. …

£1700 raised in JT Ryan’s Bar in Enniskillen Event

It is my absolute pleasure to let you know that we raised an incredible £1700 from our pub quiz hosted by JT Ryan’s Bar in Enniskillen last night. We are truly humbled by the support received from family and friends and local businesses. This money will be used to help establish a Respite Centre for IPF/PF patients, carers and their …

RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards

The Northern Trust Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group is delighted to inform you that on the 8th February 2022 we received our certificate of incorporation from Companies House. We are also a fully registered charity with the Charity Commission Charity Number NIC109094. We are delighted to inform you that we have purchased our first respite facility at Causeway Coast Holiday Park, …

Incredible fundraising efforts from our supporters

Pulmonary Fibrosis NI rely heavily on fundraising to be able to continue their work. Some of the ways in which you can help Pulmonary Fibrosis NI meet their fundraising target for this year include: – Taking part in one of their challenge events, such as a skydive or abseil – Taking on your own personal challenge and asking people to …