Raising money for Asthma UK
Last August, The Petersham was very proud to announce Asthma UK as our official annual charity for 2016/17.
About Asthma UK
Asthma UK is the country’s leading asthma research charity and they work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.
‘Every ten seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and three people die every day. Tragically two-thirds of these deaths could be prevented, whilst others still suffer with asthma so severe current treatments don’t work.’
How we raised funds for Asthma UK
Throughout the year, we have been raising funds for Asthma UK through a variety of different means including:
- A £1.00 donation from every traditional afternoon tea served throughout the year
- Sponsors for our managing director, Greville Dare, running the London marathon
- Charity collections and guest donations
As mentioned, our Managing Director, Greville Dare, very impressively ran the London Marathon this April 2017, raising money for Asthma UK from his sponsors.
‘It was the first marathon I’ve ever run and I have to say it was a challenge like no other! It was completely mentally and physically draining – but I did it in the end and all for a completely worthwhile cause and for a charity very close to my heart.‘
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that along with help from our guest donations, we have raised almost £5,000 for Asthma UK this year! We thank you for all the continued support throughout the year – we couldn’t have done it without you.
For more information on Asthma UK and how to support them, please visit www.asthma.org.uk.