NARA Breathing Charity is the registered title for ‘The National Association for the Relief of Apnoea’. Since 1984, with financial support 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, a Community Care Programme, Local Community Scheme, help with Palliative Care, 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 where patients, their family or carer can receive advice and support or assistance should any problems occur. We are there to help.
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.
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.
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 a few of our achievements so far with stories from parents/patients we have helped and people who have helped us. Funding and fundraising Appeals, Donation appeals through BT donate and easy fundraising, Testimonials, eBay, Facebook and Twitter.
The fundamental reason we are able to continue our work is due to the financial support from public donations and fund-raising. There are many ways 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 those who are sick, from babies, through the ages to the elderly with respiratory and/or 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 our 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.