‘Big Breakfast’ supports fight against lung disease

The Big Breakfast event in Scredington in support of World COPD Day.
The Big Breakfast event in Scredington in support of World COPD Day.

Breakfast went one better than being the most important meal of the day when an event was held in Scredington in support of the fight against lung disease.

The ‘Big Breakfast’ event was held at the village’s community centre to coincide with World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day.

It saw patients, past and present, from across South Lincolnshire joining in activities organised by the Pulmonary Rehabilitation team from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS).

Visitors helped raise £180 in aid of the British Lung Foundation by enjoying a continental breakfast, one of many ‘Big Breakfast’ events happening nationwide, and taking part in a raffle.

Jerri-Ann Hammond, respiratory physiotherapist at LCHS, said: “It was wonderful to see so many of our current and former patients coming to support us. We had a very successful morning raising money for a very important cause and we hope it has helped others to understand more about COPD.

“I would like to thank HSBC in Sleaford and TR Marketfresh for their contributions towards the breakfast and One Life gym in Sleaford, 
The National Trust and Cogglesford Mill for donating raffle prizes.

“We were also supported on the day by representatives of Sleaford and Grantham’s Breathe Easy groups.”

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service is part of Respiratory Services at LCHS and provides education and exercise programmes for patients with COPD across the county.

Patients join sessions run by physiotherapists twice a week for eight weeks and receive an individually-tailored programme, with a focus on improving physical fitness, exercise tolerance, breathlessness management, quality of life and mood state.