Mrs Doreen Roberts, a lifelong sufferer of chest disease, who wanted to do something to repay the care she had received from Dr. John Prior at Standish Hospital, set up the Fund in 1991. To date the Fund has raised, and mostly spent, £650,000. Sadly, Doreen Roberts, the Founder of our charity died in December 1999 but her dream continues. 

Chronic lung disease affects 10% of over 75 year olds and 2% of the rest of the population. These figures are on the increase and take no account of those sufferers whose problems have not yet reached chronic level. It is estimated that in Gloucestershire every family will have someone, sometime suffering from chest disease.




The Future

We will

continue and expand the work of the Trust.

We will
remain local.

We will
never incur excessive overheads.