Fundraising Garden Party 2019
Colleagues across NHS PS Teams and Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS FT got together in our Northumberland garden for a WILD Garden Party on 31st August, to kick off and increase awareness of Interstitial Lung Disease, specifically Pulmonary Fibrosis: The WILD Garden Party generated £640 in donations to the Wessex Interstitial Lung Disease Support Group, activities included Mad Hatters Tea Party, Coconut Shy, Hook a Duck, Pin the tail on the white rabbit and Croquet. W.I.L.D.
‘This is amazing! and will enable us to run for a whole year of meetings, supporting 100’s of people, both Carers and patients coming to terms with this devastating disease. ’ Support Chairman, Chris Brown
Southsea Library WILD Fundraiser
On 31st May we had such an event in aid of WILD. Not only was this fruitful - we made over £552, selling cakes, plants and various crafts, but moreover, we raised awareness of the less heard of lung diseases that are relatively unknown.
A very lucrative raffle helped us reach that amazing figure, and comprised of generous donations of money and gifts that we collected at our WILD meetings. Additionally, theatre tickets from the Guildhall and Groundlings Theatres were among the prizes. Our top prize was a photographic session with Victoria Hadden Photography in Winchester - many, many thanks!
A great morning with great results!
We are always in need of new ideas for talks, demonstrations, fund raising and most importantly people to help organise and plan meetings and make the cakes. Please contact us if you can help!
‘I got involved with WILD after my husband died because I didn’t want anyone else to feel as unsupported as I had been in his last year. I am pleased to say things have improved beyond recognition now. ’ Gill Southwell
'When I was diagnosed with IPF and told it’s, life reducing, and likely 3-5 years, your perspective changes and everyone copes differently. The main feeling is of isolation and no where to go. With the introduction of WILD and the ability to attend with education by experts is invaluable and in the company of similar people eases the sometimes less palatable parts of experiencing ILD.' Chris Brown