Anne Boleyn night at Hive aims to boost Pulmonary Fibrosis charity - The Worcester Observer

Anne Boleyn night at Hive aims to boost Pulmonary Fibrosis charity

Worcester Editorial 20th Oct, 2022   0

A SOLD-OUT event to raise money for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis will be held in Worcester this week in memory of a much-loved mum’s battle against the condition.

Louise Doran and sister Jenny will welcome best-selling author and historian Alison Weir to the Hive on Friday (October 21) for a fund-raising night centered around the life of Anne Boleyn.

But it will be another Anne remembered on the night as the charity evening will be held in memory of Louise and Jenny’s late mum Anne who passed away at the age of just 66 in 2020.

The devoted mum passed away with from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis with Louise and Jenny by her side after a brave battle against the ‘frightening’ condition.




“Watching mum deteriorate suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis, distressed and anxious being unable to breathe has left us scarred for life,” Louise said.

“Wearing a nasal cannula or mask connected to oxygen cylinders 24 hours a day even in bed, her body could not get the oxygen it needed due to scarring in her lungs.


A few times she collapsed due to lack of oxygen which was very frightening and the noise mum made still haunts us to this day.”

“This terminal lung disease with short life expectancy needs a cure, it’s very frightening,” she added.

The loving daughters hope a step back in time will boost the fund-raising efforts for the charity in pursuit of a cure for the condition which causes progressive scarring in the lungs which makes it increasingly difficult to eat, breathe, talk, move.

There are only two drugs which may slow progression and not everyone is eligible for transplant or clinical trials.

The event is, ‘Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession’ – the second book in the series Six Tudor Queens by Alison Weir.

In addition to Alison taking to the stage, the Tudor Legacies living history group will be in attendance as Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in period costume.

A raffle including a V10 vacuum from the James Dyson Foundation will also be held in a bid to boost the charity coffers.

Visit www.JustGiving.com/Fundraising/QueenAnneBoleyn to find out more and donate to the appeal. Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis has a support group in Worcester.

Visit www.actionpf.org/support-groups/worcestershire-pulmonary-fibrosis-support-group for more.

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