Asthma affects 5.4 million people in the UK, 368,000 people Scotland, including 72,000 children and about 35,000 people in the Grampian area.
One child is admitted to hospital every 20 minutes for an asthma attack, and 75% of hospital admissions for asthma are avoidable.
Every day 3 people die from an asthma attack and 90% of these deaths are preventable.
At Asthma and Allergy Foundation, we are working tirelessly to change this.
Trustees of W. S Sutherland Trust recently passed on their assets to Asthma and Allergy Foundation for use towards Asthma Research that would help relieve the suffering of people with asthma in the Highlands and across Scotland. The organisation is currently working in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen towards asthma research and are looking for sponsors to make this vital work possible.