Report by Ron Flewett, Chairman of the IPF Support Group.
The Butchers' Association in Spalding hold an annual ball every November. Their aim is to raise money for charity.
Having heard of my plight and along with my close links with the people of Spalding, they wanted to help and chose the British Lung Foundation as their charity. The event was held on 7th of November 2015 where several members of the IPF Support Group attended and I must admit they all looked very handsome and the women extremely beautiful.
The organisers of the event commented that the ball was the best attended in its 50 year history with the most money ever being raised. This was mainly down to Peter Burns who invited 26 friends. I didn't know he was so popular. So a big thank you to Peter for his support.
The amount raised was £1200.00 which was presented to me along with a very large pork pie on 11 January 2016.
I would liike to thank all those who attended. We will be returning in 2016 irrespective of their chosen charity but the butchers have indicated that it may well be the British Lung Foundation as they were very pleased with the support for the event.