Asthma UK – the charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the 5.4 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma – has received a £5,000 donation from Sovereign Health Care to help fund its vital work.
One in every five households in the UK is affected by asthma and Asthma UK provides a valuable service working with people with asthma, health professionals and researchers to raise the understanding of the symptoms and treatments.
Russ Piper of Sovereign Health Care says, “Sadly there are 1200 deaths each year from asthma and yet 90% of these deaths are preventable. This is why the work of Asthma UK is so important.”
The donation will help support a range of vital services including the busy Adviceline, which is staffed by asthma nurse specialists, educational family weekends for parents and children with asthma and the highly regarded training for school staff.
Sovereign Health Care has supported Asthma UK for four years, donating a total of over £20,000 to the charity.
Over 5 million people have asthma in the UK, which means one in every five households is affected. There are around 1200 deaths each year from asthma, including the equivalent of a classroom full of children.90% of deaths caused by asthma are preventable. At least two children in every classroom have asthma.1 in 8 children under 15 with asthma experience attacks so severe they cannot speak. A person with asthma is admitted to hospital every 7 minutes because of the condition.