ILD Support Group Meeting

17 December 2018

A picture paints a 1000 words” and that is no truer then from these photos taken during the groups end of year meeting, where there was ample supplies of mulled wine, minced pies and other goodies to mark our last meeting of 2018

A poignant start to the meeting as we all remembered Les Gresswell, our cofounder, and who passed away suddenly in October this year.


Among our regular members it was lovely to welcome Les’s widow, Kiyoko, to the meeting and as a special surprise, Kiyoko made a very generous donation to the group in honour of Les’s memory. It was a very moving tribute and the group expressed their sincere gratitude to Kiyoko for this generosity and at such a difficult time for her and her family. The committee will ensure that the funds will be put to good use to continue to reach out to all who are living with ILD and their families and carers, often one and the same.


John also provided a brief presentation on the newly published 5 year plan, launched by the ‘Taskforce for Lung Health’ on 5 December at the British Thoracic Society Winter Conference, held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre at Westminster. Before the launch there was a Parliamentary Briefing held on 4 December arranged through the BLF, who were the secretariat for the taskforce and who were instrumental in the forming of the Taskforce in December 2017. The full report can be downloaded HERE.

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The next meeting of the group will be on 19th January 2019 and we hope you can all attend. Looking forward to seeing you then.

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