Welcome to Asthma + Lung UK

Breath is an inhalation, an exhalation. Breath is life. We’re the UK’s lung health charity, fighting for your right to breathe.

Make every breath count with a gift in your will

Over a third of our funding comes from gifts in wills – they’re absolutely vital to our work. Leaving a gift in your will is simple and can help us bring together the greatest minds in lung health research to find new ways to diagnose, treat and cure lung conditions.

Take the first step towards a breathing breakthrough by requesting your free guide to leaving a gift in your will.

Get support

Call our Helpline for support with your condition. Get advice on your medicines, symptoms or travelling with a lung condition, or just call us to say hello.

Tell your MP to make smoking history

Ask your MPs to vote for new laws that will increase the legal age of smoking by one year, every year.

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Walk, jog, or run The Lake District Challenge and take on England’s finest countryside at your pace.

Why we’re here

We believe that every breath matters

Whoever said, “We all breathe the same air” didn’t have to worry about being one of the 43,000 early deaths attributed to air pollution every year. Wasn’t the 1 in every 5 people who will have a lung condition in their lifetime. Or one of the 5.4 million people in the UK living with asthma.

Respiratory care isn’t good enough

Even before COVID-19, NHS hospital admissions for lung conditions were rising three times faster than average admissions. People living with lung conditions are often overlooked and being left behind. Their condition isn’t accurately diagnosed at an early stage – and even when they are diagnosed, they’re not given the care they need.

Transforming lung health

Our vision is for a world where everyone has healthy lungs. We are dedicated to helping create a world where good lung health and the ability to breathe freely are a basic right enjoyed by all. From research and campaigning to advice and support, as the nation’s lung charity we are on a mission to change the way that lung health is perceived.

Get involved!

There are lots of ways to support Asthma + Lung UK. Help us fight for your right to breathe freely.

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Volunteer with us

Join our team of volunteers and be part of our mission to transform lung health in the UK.
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Leave a gift in your will

Your gift can help us achieve our vision for a world where everyone breathes with healthy lungs.
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Campaign with us

Together, we’re campaigning for better lung health. Find out how you can help.
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Support in memory

We have a number of ways that you can pay tribute to a loved one, like setting up a donation page in their memory.
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Do your own fundraising

Ideas and tips for doing your own fundraising for Asthma + Lung UK

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