It's not just your football team that needs support!

Last updated : 16 February 2007 By John Jenkin
Hi there,

Firstly can I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read this article and consider what I have to say!

My plight is straight forward, I want to raise as much money for the British Lung Foundation as I possibly can and make people aware of mesothelioma. The way I'm going to do this is by doing as many sponsored events as possible.

So why a Breath of Life Fund, well in June 2005 I lost my dad to lung cancer which came out of the blue and was a total shock to the whole family. He died from mesothelioma! After a couple of months of waiting Dad finally received his diagnosis, our worst nightmare became reality. He had pleural mesothelioma, a terminal cancer of the lung caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust.

We found it inconceivable that the disease was the result of Dad inhaling asbestos dust as a shipbuilder along the Tyne and Wear and that it had lain dormant for forty-five years before becoming lethal. Now shipbuilding was massive in our region as mining and many other heavy industries and a lot are associated with asbestos! Now this equals to the hard fact that this time bomb is now slowly exploding across of the whole of the UK taking away our Mams, Dads, and Grandparents etc. I 'm sorry but I can't just sit here and watch as this happens I need to do something about it and I need your help!

So I hear you saying what can we do?? Well that's the easy part!! If could visit my site and just sponsor £1 or whatever they want that would be fantastic.

One person dies in the UK every five hours from mesothelioma ,so please help!

My website is

Any problems please email me at

Thank you again for your time and best wishes..

Paul Wallace..