What We Do
Lungevity is a Guernsey registered non-for profit, volunteer run charity supporting the people of Guernsey who are affected by lung disease and related respiratory illness, and provides assistance to their helpers.
We hold regular meetings and support groups where we usually aim to include a guest speaker to offer a short presentation covering local and topical subjects which attendees should find mutually beneficial to them and their wellbeing. These groups offer the opportunity to meet with others who are similarly affected by lung disease and its debilitating affects and offers a relaxed environment where people can discuss their conditions and meet new people. The Charity also fund-raises and all funds raised are used 100% in the running of the group and to fund specialist equipment for the benefit of those suffering the effects of poor lung health, and which can be borrowed at no cost to the patient from our Agents, Oxygen Services Limited. Furthermore the Charity aims to provide financial support and assistance where required together with funding towards other initiatives and programmes which support respiratory rehabilitation and overall lung health.
When We Meet
We aim to meet every other month at a mutually convenient location which provides ease of access. Typically we meet at St. Martins Community Centre in the early evening, however ad-hoc support groups and meeting may be scheduled if there is sufficient demand or requirement.
Medical advice and support may be available at these meetings, provided a qualified relative health professional is in attendance. The support groups are not intended to act as an alternative to medical appointments and you should always refer to your G.P in the first instance should you have any respiratory abnormalities or issues.
Please always refer to the Events section of our website for up to date information including forthcoming meetings and events.
About Lung Disease
Lung disease is the 2nd biggest killer globally, affecting approximately 1 in 5 people in the UK. In Guernsey, over 2,000 people are currently seeing a respiratory nurse.