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Welcome

Asthma is a condition that affects the airways – the small tubes that carry the air in and out of the lungs. George Coller endured so much in his short life with the constant traumas of coping with his Asthma.

Eventually it all got too much for his little body and he passed away in his sleep. He was only three years old and his death was a needless tragedy.

The George Coller Memorial Fund is a registered charity and was launched in 2000. Its main purpose is to raise awareness about Asthma and to improve the healthcare provisions for all children suffering with the condition.

1,100,000 children living the UK receive treatment for Asthma.


***FREE ASTHMA TRAINING MODULE***

Just An Hour To Help Save A Child's Life: Asthma Education Website Launched

The George Coller Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the development of a free online educational resource which has been specifically designed to support anyone who works with children or young people with asthma. This includes teachers; other school staff, sport coaches and youth group leaders.
In light of the publication of the Children and Families Bill and the change in the law to allow schools to keep spare emergency inhalers, The George Coller Memorial Fund, in partnership with  Education for Health, have developed this potentially lifesaving asthma educational module.
This educational resource covers:

  • Asthma and its’ impact on children and young people
  • What asthma is?
  • How asthma is treated.
  • How to recognise an asthma attack.
  • What to do in the event of an attack.
  • Asthma and inhaler devices.

This resource is free of charge and users will be able to access it anywhere, anytime.

To begin just click on the following link:

working in partnership with:

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How To Donate To Our Charity

This link will take you straight to our Virgin Money Giving Page with easy to follow instructions.

There are several ways to help us; donating a set amount once or making a regular donation - If you do the latter, we ask for no more than £1 per month

Thank you for your support.

Andy Townsend - Patron


Mobile Phone Donations

Using JustTextGiving you can donate up to £10 to
The George Coller Memorial Fund instantly from your mobile.

All you need to do to help us keep our Asthma Nurses in post is text: GCMF33 (the amount you wish to donate)
For example: “GCMF33 £10” to: 70070

Thank you for your support.


PHOTO Gallery Now On The Website

Four pages of photos are now on the web site and looking forward to many more!

Thank you to all those who have been with us along the way to create images of people having fun whilst raising money for our cause.


And They're Off!

 

After receiving many requests from the ladies in attendance last year, we are holding this fun evening again and tickets will go fast - so don't be disappointed, get yours now!

 

As last year the money raised will go towards supporting The George Coller Asthma Nurses who are doing a fantastic job and making a difference...

 

The Nurses need our support - the children need theirs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


George Sidney Pooley 1954 - 2016.

George was one of our supporters who passed away on 14 September. He believed children and families should be educated about asthma and the serious consequences it can have on young lives. Showing that the condition can be managed with the correct help and medication and should not be a disability that stops you enjoying life.

We are fortunate that his estate has given a generous donation which will be used to support our Nurses who cover all the above.

Our grateful thanks go to his sister Margaret who shares her favourite photograph of George with her and their father.

George with his father and sister, Margaret

A Christmas Thought

Some friends of the charity have decided to make a financial donation to us in lieu of sending Christmas cards this year. We would like to thank them for their generosity and for thinking of us at this festive time.

If anyone wishes to join them via the Virgin moneygiving icon above, we will be equally grateful and thank you in advance for your support.


Easyfundraising Search Engine

Well, Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to start your Christmas shopping. Luckily for us you can donate to our charity whilst you shop at no extra cost to you!

You can do this by registering for free at
www.easyfundraising.org.uk and shop on popular sites such as Ebay, Amazon and many other online stores through the app or website and easyfundraising will automatically send us a donation!!

In anticipation
THANK YOU


The Great Midlands Fun Run 2017

Fun Run 2017

We are looking for heroes to take part in next year's Great Midlands Fun Run to help raise much needed funds to keep our Asthma nurses in post!!
The date is Sunday 4th June 2017 and registration opens on Saturday 28th January 2017.
You can walk, run or skip your way along the 8.5 mile route which is predominantly through the beautiful Sutton Park!
Spaces are limited so please register online at www.greatmidlandsfunrun.com - Select George Coller as your chosen charity then drop us an email at kimdouglas@georgecoller.co.uk and we will get you a t shirt for the event.
You can also make your own events page at Virgin money giving by clicking the button at the top of our website.
Thank you!

 


Nurses Take A Breather During Conference

Some of our wonderful George Coller Asthma Nurses at the [NPRANG] National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy Nurses Group conference on Saturday 19th Nov 2016...as always doing a fabulous job. THANK YOU LADIES


George Coller Memorial Fund Are Honoured To Receive The Stephen Sutton Award At The Brummies!

Kim receives The Stephen Sutton Award( sponsored by Virgin Trains) from Rock Legend Bev Bevan & Phil Cavender, General Manager for Virgin Trains.

Kim was delighted to receive The Stephen Sutton award on behalf of the charity at The star studded Brummies Awards on 7th October.
This is a very special award that was born from the tragic loss of a national hero, Stephen Sutton. Kim said this is not only a huge honour but a massive responsibility which we all take very seriously at the charity.
 
Rocking the red carpet at The Brummies with guests.

Staffordshire Freemasons' Donate.

Our grateful thanks go to two Lodges from the Province of Staffordshire for monies raised for our Charity. The Black Country Heritage Lodge and Lewisham Oak Lodge on seperate nights managed to raise £143 and £200 respectively.

Our picture shows Mike Mellor, Charity Steward collecting the GCMF Certificate on behalf of Lewisham Oak Lodge from our Deputy Chairman.

 

 


Gentlemens Night Out (GNO) Does It Again!

Our grateful thanks goes to The Gentlemens Night Out for their generous donation which will go towards keeping our nurses going. Guy's thanks very much for your continued support and confidence in what we do, it is very much appreciated.


The George Coller Nurses Ladies Night Success!

Friday 15 April saw us raise money for our nurses. The ladies race and pamper night was a huge success and raised a massive £3574.66p thank you to everyone who came and supported us! There will be more photos placed on our photo gallery shortly.


You Can Bank On Them! SWM & Wales Trailblazers Walk And Hike The Equivelant Of Lands End To John O'Groats

A massive THANK YOU to the South West, Midlands & Wales Trailblazer Team from TSB bank for all your effort and hard work in raising over £1000!!! Pictured are Debbie West and Cristian Honeychurch in fundraising mode!


Staffordshire And Shropshire Mark Masons' Donate.

Our grateful thanks go to the Staffordshire and Shropshire Mark Masons' Benevolent Association for considering us as one of their chosen charities for this year.

The picture shows their current President, Mick Towns (right) presenting a cheque for £500 to our Deputy Chairman, Keith Brookes.

Many thanks for thinking of us, it is very much appreciated and will be used wisely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Swanshurst School Remembers Sanah.

Our grateful thanks go to the Year 9 pupils of Swanshurst School for their fantastic efforts over four days in memory of their classmate, Sanah. One of the fundraisers, Tasmina, writes on behalf of the year:

On 4th October 2014, we lost our dear friend Sanah to an unexpected asthma attack. During the week of what would have been Sanah’s 14th birthday, 30th April 2015, Year 9 organised several events to raise money for the George Coller Memorial Fund. We held a penalty shoot out, where the students could fire balls at a teacher of their choice, we had a just dance competition, a staff vs students netball match, which the students won, a bake sale and a wear red lipstick to school day. Together we raised £1,122.70, hoping we made Sanah proud whilst helping a fantastic cause and having fun too!

Tasmina and all at Swanshurst,

We are honoured to be chosen as the recipients of all your hard work and we will do all we can to ensure your money is channeled to the people and projects that will make a difference.

 

 

 

Update: GCMF Vintage Fun Day At Aston Manor Transport Museum 4 May 2015

A fantastic day at a great venue. We have had feed back by some of those who attended and everyone enjoyed it - I'm sure the weather had something to do with it as well as the free bus rides!

To all those who participated and assisted - a massive thank you as without you it would not have been the success it was.

We also send grateful thanks to all those who attended for helping this charity raise some much needed money.

To date the event has raised £1590 with a couple more donations to come.


Charity Receives Prime Minister's Award For Emergency inhaler Campaign

We are delighted to announce that our 12 year campaign for schools to hold an Emergency inhaler is over.
All schools across the U.K from 1st October 2014 will be allowed to keep a spare inhaler on the premises if they choose to.


We have been campaigning for a change in the law since 2002 and wish to thank everyone for getting behind us on this life saving crusade.


The change in the law means that over a million children affected by Asthma will all have access to potentially lifesaving medication.


It has been estimated that over 86% of children have been without their own inhaler because it’s been lost, forgotten or out of date.


Schools can obtain an inhaler by going to their local pharmacy with a sheet of headed paper signed by the head teacher.


We are currently working with Education for Health to provide online Asthma training for schools.


This resource will be free of charge for all schools to access across the U.K and will be available shortly.


WOW - Nomination by Lee raises £7,500 For The Fund

When Lee Woodhall asked us last year if he could put the charity forward to the Wolverhampton to Aberdovey Bike Ride (run by Police Officers/Staff with connections to Wolverhampton Police Station) we had no idea how much would be raised.

Lee and his friend, Mark Green, joined around 448 other cyclists on 21 June 2013 to ride the 100 miles from Wolverhampton Wanderers FC to Aberdovey on the Welsh Coast to raise money for 12 chosen charities of which we were one.

Our grateful thanks go to the 450 riders (Lee in particular) and the organisers for making it possible, who managed to raise about £60,000 in total, giving us a huge £7,500 which will be wisely spent in our continued fight against Asthma.

THANK YOU Lee for your support.

Mark Green and Lee Woodhall at the Finish Line in Aberdovey.


Presenting Petition to the Prime Ministers Office

On May 4th 2010 we handed the petition in to the Prime Minister's offices at 10 Downing Street, specifically requesting that Emergency Asthma Kits be placed in all schools across the UK as a matter of urgency.
This petition looks to achieve that objective quickly, in order to support pupils and teachers in cases of Asthma. this will help towards making school a safer environment for everyone, especially our children.
We actually managed to get the amazing amount of 5333 signatures on the petition and we would like to sincerely thank everyone who took the time and the trouble to sign it.



Our Patron: Andy Townsend

It was an honour and a privilege when I was asked to be patron of this fantastic charity, which has risen from the sad and tragic loss of one beautiful three-year-old boy, George, who lost his fight against the harsh symptoms of Asthma.

Supporting the George Coller Memorial Fund can ensure that fewer parents experience that loss and that children from Britain and indeed around the world can be helped and saved from the traumas of the relentless conditions of Asthma.

Together we can continue to help eradicate the fears of Asthma and give young people with the illness a future that is bright – something that every young person deserves.


   
 
 

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