Bolton FM Radio IPF Week broadcast

Bolton FM Radio

I6th – 22nd September is  International IPF Awareness Week, as part of our effort to promote the awareness of IPF, we took to the Airwaves and went along to see our friends at Bolton FM Radio. It is approximately 12 months since we were last in the studio, with presenters David, Paula and Tony,  promoting the support group. As always we were greeted with a warm welcome and a cuppa, before we ventured into the studio to start the show, Community Corner.


Anita and David two members of our support Group Joined m the studio to inform listeners of what the signs and symptoms of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), how it affects people, what treatments or lack of treatments are available. What the prognosis of this devastating terminal lung disease is. We then went on to give an update on what had taken place with the support group over the past 12 months, Commemorative Oak Tree Planting at the Royal Bolton Hospital. How we have established strong links with the Respiratory Team, Consultants, Doctors Nurses, Physiotherapists. The Hospital Trust Managers and Trustees. Our success on attaining a Greater Manchester Health and Wellbeing Project  Grant in November 2018 a grant of over £4,000 a year for two years. This has given us the security to continue supporting people with IPF, their families, friends and carers. We also secured support from the Dr Michael Smith Chief Officer from the Bolton GP Federation, who had agreed to circulate posters, leaflets diagnostic information to all of the GP’s within the Bolton area, for which we are most grateful.

David the Bolton FM presenter said that Bolton FM was the heart of the community, to which David from the Support Group replied, If Bolton FM is the Heart of the community then Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group was the lungs of the community 


Listen to the broadcast by clicking on the arrow below 

All at Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis extend our sincere thanks to David, Paula, Tony and all of the technical staff at Bolton FM for their time and support 




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