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Asthma sufferers in Scotland to benefit from bumper donation

 

A Scottish asthma charity has received a funding boost

Scottish asthma sufferers are set to gain from a generous donation.

A Scottish asthma charity is delighted to have received assets worth £255,138 with additional funds of £14,000 to continue to provide practical support to people with asthma across Scotland and, also, fund asthma research.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation announced that the charity has been gifted assets and a cash sum by W Stuart Sutherland Trust. The foundation provides evidence-based health information, confidential advice, and practical support to people with asthma, their families, and carers.  The funds will make a significant impact on the charity’s goal to reach more families battling with poorly controlled asthma across Scotland and enable the foundation to set up a project to support asthmatics living in the Highlands.

The generous act of philanthropy comes from the W Stuart Sutherland Trust, which was set up “for the furtherance of the treatment of and research into asthma and other chest related diseases within the Highland region and elsewhere in Scotland and the United Kingdom.”

The trustees of W Stuart Sutherland Trust have taken the difficult decision to wind up the trust and transfer its assets worth £255,138 with additional funds of £14,000 to Asthma and Allergy Foundation which has similar aims and objectives.

The trustees of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation said the funds would be used to continue to provide vital support to people with asthma across Scotland and the charity would carry out a dedicated asthma management project benefitting people with asthma in the Highlands to fulfil the wishes of the late W S Sutherland. 

Making the announcement, Martina Chukwuma-Ezike, chief executive of Asthma and Allergy Foundation said, "It was a huge surprise when the initial letter came from the trustees of the W S Sutherland Trust, and I was delighted because their trustees saw a perfect fit between Asthma and Allergy Foundation and W Stuart Sutherland Trust”.

Alpin Stewart, a trustee of W Stuart Sutherland Trust said, “The trustees had, over a number of years, found it difficult to stimulate applications to the trust within the trust purposes. They were therefore pleased to find that the purposes of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation were more or less directly aligned with those set out in the late Mr Sutherland’s will and the fact that the Foundation, too, operated in the north of Scotland, made it the preferred charity when the trustees took the decision to wind up the W Stuart Sutherland Trust”.

Denis Pinto said, “As Trustees of Asthma and Allergy Foundation, we are delighted to have received the assets from W S Sutherland Trust. This helps us significantly in ensuring our organisation can continue to provide support services to people with asthma especially children and young people across Scotland and their families.

For more information about the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, call the Aberdeen office on 01224 973001, email: info@asthmaandallergy.org.uk, or visit the website.

 

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