The British Lung Foundation has said thanks a million to Sun readers for their grant from our special 50th birthday fund.
The charity received a cash boost of £20,000 from our £1million giveaway last year.
Applications are judged by our panel including Sun Agony Aunt Deidre Sanders.
The 12million Brits affected by lung conditions are more at risk of severe illness caused by Covid-19.
Because of this pressure on the Foundation’s services has hugely increased.
Money from The Sun’s fund enabled the BLF to recruit an additional information assistant and build a befriending scheme, whereby staff and volunteers call those who are isolated because of shielding.
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Andy Jackson, from the BLF’s fundraising team, said: “The money from The Sun helped us to increase the helpline team so we were able to answer as many calls and social media messages as possible.
“Your help has provided invaluable emotional support and up-to-date information and advice to a lot of people at a worrying and challenging time.”
- Click here to read about the many other charities given a cash boost by our special 50th birthday fund
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