Could you take on our Chairman’s Challenge?

Posted on April 3rd 2024

A new fundraiser launched by the PHA UK is aiming to get people active this Spring.

Paws for PH is our brand-new initiative, spearheaded by our Chairman Iain Armstrong, to raise money and awareness on World PH Day (Sunday 5th May).

Our charity receives no government funding, so we rely on the kindness of our supporters to help us continue our work. This is a brilliant opportunity to come together as a community and walk our own routes, and our own distances, knowing that others around the UK will be doing the same.

Collecting sponsorship for your dog walk (or dog jog!) will really help our charity, and because asking for donations sparks conversations about PH, it’s a great way of raising awareness too.

We understand that pulmonary hypertension affects everyone differently, so choose a distance that works for you. Whether it’s a couple of laps of your garden, or ten miles along the river… every step and every pawprint matters.

If you can’t take part yourself, perhaps a friend or family member might like to take up the challenge?

Find out more or sign up now.

A message from Iain Armstrong, Chair of the PHA UK:

“This challenge combines two things we know make a big difference to quality of life – movement and animals! Many of you know that I’m a huge dog lover, having been a volunteer with the charity Guide Dogs for many years alongside the PHA UK and my work as a Nurse Consultant in PH.

After what’s felt like a long winter, the better weather of spring makes it the ideal time to get moving – within your limitations – and I hope this challenge will be a good incentive to get out walking with your four-legged friends.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a dog though; you can still take part without one! And you don’t have to walk – if you normally take your dog out whilst on a scooter on in a chair, this challenge is still for you.

World PH Day is another great opportunity to raise awareness of this rare condition, so we’re encouraging as many people as possible to complete their walk on Sunday 5th May.

This challenge is as much about encouraging togetherness and physical activity as it is about generating income. But raising even just a small amount in sponsorship will make a big difference to our work, and we are truly grateful for every penny.

Thank you in advance for supporting this special challenge.”