Watching a loved one, your mum, dad, husband, wife, or especially your son or daughter struggling to breathe – one of the must natural elements of life that is so very often taken for granted. How would you cope? What do you do? Who can you turn to?
Welcome to NARA – The Breathing Charity.
NARA Breathing Charity is the registered title for 'The National Association for the Relief of Apnoea'. Since 1984, with financial assistance from the public such as yourselves, we have been able to assist many who suffer or know those who suffer from a variety of respiratory conditions.
We offer Medical equipment, advice, support, 24 hour helpline, Community Care Programme, help with Palliative Care, Local Community scheme, and much more.
Through our 'breathing monitor appeal' and 'breathing new life campaign' we provide medical equipment into the home that relieve symptoms enabling the patient to breathe easier, in return allowing the patient a 'more normal' lifestyle, giving them the ability to participate in everyday things such as education, sports, work and a 'near normal' social life.
Providing a piece of equipment is easy - the aftercare is another task and our biggest job as both patient and equipment need looking after. Our 24 hour helpline is available where patients, their family or carer can receive advice and support or assistance should the equipment become defective in any way. We are there to help....more
Our Community Care Programme - designed around work in local communities, targeting communication, help and support between ourselves, patient, their families, medical professionals and healthcare assistants, to be able to give the best equipment, care and advice available to the patient.....more
Whilst NARA assists on a national level we appreciate those of you who wish to support on a more local basis. Our 'local community scheme' is where this can be achieved.
Palliative care - Many with terminal illness wish to spend their last moments at home with loved ones, and medical equipment is often required. From tiny babies to more senior members of the community a time to be able to have a cuddle with mum, dad, husband, wife or siblings at their last moments can be a great comfort for all. A time for all the family to say goodbye.
Through the pages of this website you can not only find out about who we are, what we do and why we do it. We also have news pages where you can read about some of our achievements so far with stories from parents we have helped, people who have helped us. Funding and fundraising Appeals, and our NEW 30/thirty appeal for our 30th year in 2014, Donation appeals through BT donate and easy fundraising, Testimonials, Airway, eBay, Facebook and Twitter.
The fundamental reason we are still able to continue our work is due to the financial support from public donations and fund-raising. There are many ways in which you can help raise funds and your imagination is the only limit. A huge 'Thank You to all those who have helped us make it through the years. Your kind support has enabled us to help sick babies, children and adults with all types of respiratory and life limiting conditions, protecting and prolonging a 'quality of life' - without your generosity we would not exist.
Please take a journey through the pages of this website and let us know if we can help you or anyone you may know - struggling to breathe. If you feel there is a way you can help us, please call us to get involved.