Breathing Matters receives £500 from the Pavers Foundation

We’re delighted to bring you the exciting news of another donation made by the Pavers Foundation!

Breathing Matters, a University College London Hospital (UCLH) Charity, has received a donation of £500. Kerry Scates, Customer Advisor at our store in Stapleton, submitted a grant application to support Breathing Matters, after her father sadly passed away from Interstitial Lung Disease in 2015.

Breathing Matters funds vital research into Interstitial Lung Diseases and respiratory infections at UCL Respiratory Centre, with an aim of raising awareness, working with patients to establish a cure and developing better treatments.


Theresia Mikolasch and Cryoscope


“I chose this charity because I lost my genuinely amazing dad Graham Bromley to Interstitial Lung Disease on 30th March, the day after his birthday. He was 69. Interstitial Lung Disease is when you have a build-up of scar tissue on your lungs which can be caused by working with asbestos, harmful chemicals and from smoking.

Breathing Matters is such a small charity and I feel that if I can highlight it just that little bit more then maybe someone can be helped. If there is even a sliver of hope that this charity can save a person from this dreadful disease, then I would like to do everything I can to try and help”. 

Kerry Scates, Customer Advisor at Pavers in Stapleton


“Thank you so very much to the Pavers Foundation for the £500 grant kindly donated towards our research work into interstitial lung disease. 

Breathing Matters’ mission is to improve the lives of every ILD sufferer by finding treatments and cures through raising funds and awareness. The grant from the Pavers Foundation will help us towards this mission.

Kerry Scates, who nominated us for this grant, sadly lost her amazing father to Interstitial Lung Disease and, with your help, Breathing Matters wants to put a stop to this happening in the future”. 

Donna Basire, Fundraising Manager at Breathing Matters


In the last few months Kerry has managed to raise a further £175 for Breathing Matters after hosting a cake sale with her two youngest sons, at Pavers in Stapleton. This raises the total donated to the charity to a fantastic £675! 

Kerry's sons holding the cake sale at Pavers in Stapleton.
Kerry's sons holding the cake sale at Pavers in Stapleton.

To find out more about the fantastic work of Breathing Matters and to offer your support, please visit