On Saturday November 11th, Loose Women star Katie Price brought a touch of glamour to a charity ‘Spinathon’ at Lanes Health Club in Angmering, which raised awareness and £1,600 for the British Lung Foundation.
The Price family and more than 120 club members and friends took part in the sponsored ‘spin’ on exercise bikes, from 2-6pm at the Golfers Lane club.
Katie’s mum, Amy Price, has recently been diagnosed with the incurable lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) – a lung condition with no known cause or cure, which is responsible for one in every 100 deaths in the UK.
Amy said: “People need to realise that IPF exists. It took far too long for me to be diagnosed with IPF – five years of going back and forth from the doctors. It should have rung a bell that something was wrong. Access to services, treatment and support for IPF patients is inadequate. This needs to change. Referrals must be quicker so patients can get early access to the right treatment and care.”
Katie said: “My mum means the world to us. The news of her diagnosis was a shock, but we are determined to fight IPF together as a family. One in five people in the UK are affected by lung disease and millions more are at risk. I’m supporting the British Lung Foundation so we can raise much needed funds and awareness, for every single one of them.”
Lanes Health Clubs CEO Chris Lane said: “It was great to be able to be able to show our care and support for Amy and her family by organising this event to help raise money for such a worthwhile cause. The charity carries out vital research and campaigns, as well as providing support services for people affected by lung disease.”
To make a donation visit The British Lung Foundation website.