At Grants, we believe in supporting others. Starting April 7th, our sales and marketing manager Joshua Mallinson will take on one of the most challenging bike rides you can do, from John O’Groats on the northern point of mainland Scotland to Land’s End in Cornwall, to raise money for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Join Joshua to Land's End
Day 1 - John O'Groats - Croink - 87 miles
Day 2 - Croick - Inverness - 76 miles
Day 3 - Inverness - Fort Williams - 64 miles
Day 4 - Fort William - Loch Lomond - 78 miles
Day 5 - Loch Lomond - Moffat - 93 miles
Day 6 - Moffat - Kendal - 95 miles
Day 7 - Kendal - Chester- 102 miles
Day 8 - Chester - Monmouth - 120 miles
Day 9 - Monmouth - Tiverton - 108 miles
Day 10 - Tiverton - Newquay - 107 miles
Day 11 - Newquay - Lands End - 48 miles
Interested to meet up? Send Joshua an email
Pulmonary Fibrosis is a terminal lung condition affecting at least 15,000 adults in the UK. Each year 5,000 people die from the disease and the average life expectancy after diagnosis is around three years. The disease causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs, ultimately preventing the lungs from transferring oxygen into the body. This leads to shortness of breath that worsens as the disease progresses, and ultimately ends in respiratory failure. Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis is working to improve the experience of patients suffering from pulmonary fibrosis. It aims to ensure that all patients, wherever they live in the UK, receive the best treatment and care possible.
There is no cure
Joshua's mother, Kathryn Chase, was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis 3 years ago. As for many patients the cause is unknown as Kathryn has lived a healthy life not smoking or having a job with occupational exposures. She is now on Oxygen and medication all the time. Kathryn is hoping to get a lung transplant to improve survival and quality of life. Lung transplantation is unfortunately not a cure and five years after transplantation five out of ten people would be alive and ten years after transplant only one or two people would still be alive. More research is needed to find a cure.