NOTTINGHAM, England (June 18, 2007) – Luxfer Gas Cylinders continued supporting the British Lung Foundation at various events across the Midlands region over the last several months.

In late April, employees from Luxfer Europe were once again among thousands of runners in the British Lung Foundation’s Annual Lung Run in Sutton Park, Birmingham, UK. Many Luxfer participants finished within the first few hundred runners.

Other events included the launch of a new Breathe Easy support group in Buxton, which was set up with the help of start-up grants provided by Luxfer, and more recently, the network’s highly-successful Regional Information Exchange and Support days held in Derby and West Bromwich.

“Luxfer was one of the event’s main sponsors and we are extremely proud to be associated with such a deserving and hard-working charity,” said Vicky Butler, Luxfer’s medical marketing manager. “Breathe Easy groups are a lifeline for many of the eight million people living with lung disease throughout the UK, and the much-needed funds will enable groups to meet regularly, set up communications networks and invite guest speakers, including healthcare specialists and practitioners.”

To date, Luxfer has donated start-up grants for five new groups across the Midlands, including Bourne, North Nottingham, Buxton, Newark and Ilkeston.

The British Lung Foundation is the only UK charity working for everyone affected by lung disease. It provides support for people affected by lung disease today and works in a variety of ways, including funding world-class research, to improve treatment, care and support for people affected by lung disease in the future.

The British Lung Foundation provides information via its website and telephone helpline: 08458 50 50 20.

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