Stu­dents’ bridge ab­seil will help oth­ers to breathe

Brave stunt will go to help chest pa­tients

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - Ken­neth Speirs

Dare­devil PhD stu­dents at the Univer­sity of the West of Scot­land are rais­ing funds for char­ity by tak­ing part in a spon­sored ab­seil from the Forth Rail Bridge.

The five re­search stu­dents – Fawziye Tarhini, Mari­arca Bailo, Mark Thomas, Kim­berly Black and Kirsty McCal­lum – are all work­ing on the BREATH ( Bor­der and Re­gions Air­ways Train­ing Hub) project for their PhDs.

The BREATH project, a cross­bor­der part­ner­ship be­tween the Univer­sity of the West of Scot­land, Queen’s Univer­sity Belfast and the Dun­dalk In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, will de­velop cross-bor­der re­search to bet­ter un­der­stand and al­le­vi­ate the im­pact of chronic ob­struc­tive pul­monary dis­ease (COPD).

COPD is an in­cur­able lung dis­ease that is a lead­ing cause of death world­wide. It is par­tic­u­larly preva­lent in both South West Scot­land and Ire­land

Due to their in­volve­ment in the project, the re­search stu­dents were keen to raise funds for the char­ity Chest, Heart & Stroke Scot­land, which aids COPD pa­tients.

Kim­berly Black said: “We de­cided to ab­seil off the Forth Rail Bridge to raise funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scot­land.

“Ev­ery hour of ev­ery day 100,000 peo­ple in Scot­land strug­gle to breathe be­cause of a chronic chest ill­ness.

“All five of us are com­mit­ted, through our con­tri­bu­tion to the BREATH project, to help tackle the prob­lem of COPD.

“We are de­lighted to be do­ing our bit for such an im­por­tant cause.”

To spon­sor the stu­dents visit https://fr­b­june18.ev­ery­day­hero. com/uk/chss-uws-breath-ab­seil

Ev­ery hour of ev­ery day 100,000 peo­ple in Scot­land strug­gle to breathe due to a chronic chest ill­ness Kim­berly Black

High-level chal­lenge Fawziye Tarhini, Mari­arca Bailo, Mark Thomas, Kim­berly Black and Kirsty McCal­lum are to ab­seil the Forth Rail Bridge

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