Sunday, 4 December 2011

The BOFFAs







What are The BOFFAs ? They are British Lung Foundation's answer to the OSCARs. We were really thrilled last Thursday. The BOFFAs - Breathe of Fresh Air Awards presentations were made by Patrick Flood Page, Chairman of British Lung Foundation Wales and chest consultant in Newport, at the Spectwm Centre in Cardiff. Breathe Easy Neath Valley won two awards, one for outstanding contribution to British Lung Foundation Projects and the other for outstanding group achievement in influencing the ways lung conditions are dealt with.
Margaret Barnard won two personal awards, one for outstanding service to Breathe Easy and the local community and the national award for outstanding contribution to awareness raising and campaigning.
Margaret and the group won these awards in spite of having lung conditions themselves and are all very proud of their achievements and would like to thank everyone who has helped them in achieving these goals.

Breathe Easy groups from across south Wales gathered to celebrate the achievements this year and to celebrate Christmas with a cuppa, cakes, music and good company.
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11 comments:

Me said...
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sarah-barnard said...

Very well done! Very much deserved for all the work you do.

Dxxx said...

Good luck with all your efforts BOFFA. I had to watch my father and my mother in law finish their days unable to breathe without help and it was heartbreaking. It's good to see people drawing attention to this problem.

sarah-barnard said...

Hi Dxxx,
Thank you so much for dropping by. This is my Mum's blog and she, and my Dad, live with her emphysema and all that involves. This week it's heavy duty antibiotics.
BOFFA is the award Mum and her local group won, Breathe Easy is the name of the group.

R. M. Ridley said...

A most sincere congratulations!.
I am lucky enough to have healthy lungs but my sister is a pharmacist who works on the respiratory floor of the Hospital she is employed by and I know seeing the condition of the patients breaks her heart.
Everything that can be done to aid in awareness, help, and research is to be applauded.

karengadient.com said...

Excellent work--and I know it's hard work. You deserve a cheer! My mother struggles with emphysema/COPD and it's always great to see others championing the cause.

Andy Brokaw said...

Congratulations on the awards, Margaret. I came here from your son's G+ post and am reflecting on how much most of us take oxygen for granted. Keep up the good work!

sarah-barnard said...

Erm, Daughter, Andy...... I'm a girl....

Andy Brokaw said...

Oh, good grief. Duh! Sorry, don't know where that brain-fail came from. (I'm going to blame the telly and my multi-tasking.)

I get that a lot. Can't believe I did it to someone else...

Breathe Easy Neath Valley said...

Thanks all of you, it's great to know that the effort is appreciated. It makes it all worth while. I will keep on going as long as I can

Summer said...

Congratulations on a job well done. BOFFA does the work of angels. Bless everyone who supports their work.