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Emergency Appeal for Asthma Nurses

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation is appealing to businesses and individuals for donations to aid our emergency appeal for asthma nurses.

Since the start of the pandemic, demand for our services has skyrocketed, and we desperately need to raise funds for trained asthma nurses to manage our advice lines, through which we provide vital support to people with asthma across Scotland.

Martina Chukwuma-Ezike, Chief Executive of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, said: “Over the past year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation has experienced a 400% surge in the demand for our services beyond Scotland and extending across the whole of the UK. To cope with this increased demand, our small team has been working relentlessly (remotely) to provide consistent and reliable support through our adviceline, answering emails and social media inquiries and providing up-to-date advice on our websites, but we need asthma nurses to deal with the high volumes of enquiries from people with asthma, their families, and carers.”

Every 10 seconds someone has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack, and three people die every day from an asthma attack in the United Kingdom. Tragically the majority of these could be prevented – 90% of asthma deaths are preventable.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation is a Scottish charity that provides evidence-based health information, confidential advice, and support to about 368,000 people living with asthma, their families, carers, and friends across Scotland.

Businesses and individuals can support the campaign via our fundraising appeal at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/emergency-asthma-nurse-appeal

For more information or to support Asthma and Allergy Foundation, call 01224 973001, email: info@asthmaandallergy.org.uk, or visit: www.asthmaandallergy.org.uk.

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