Help us spotlight people and projects that made a difference to you in 2023 and raise money for the year ahead

Much like the elves you have heard of from festive tales, our elves work hard behind the scenes throughout the year. They make sure important resources and information are available to all, so that our partners and patients have the latest knowledge and guidance at their fingertips.

Together we can continue this important work with new resources and events each year! With every donation, we want to give you the opportunity to share with us something you are proud of from 2023.

Buy a star

To support us there are 3 easy steps

1. Choose which type of star you would like:

  • Gold – You want to spotlight a person or patient that has made a difference this year
  • Silver – You want to highlight an achievement or inspiring moment from 2023
  • Green – You want to make a general donation and say thanks to the ELF team

2. Click on the link to make your donation and write the name and message you would like to see on your star.

3. Wait for us to send you an email confirming your star with a link to see it on our website. We will also send you a special star to share on your own social media to encourage others to celebrate and get involved, as well as a selection of our exclusive ELF eCards, which you can use to send your festive greetings to others.

Thank you for all the support you have given us in 2023, we look forward to working hard to improve lung health with you in 2024.

Buy a star

Many thanks to all the researchers and healthcare professionals working to improve our lives as patients. I wish you a very happy holiday season.

Your donation, no matter how small, will help us continue to campaign for greater awareness and patient-informed resources for lung conditions.

In memory of Marjo Forsblom, a stellar advocate for the lung cancer patient community.

Thanks to the working group for their input to plan ELF’s annual event showcasing the activities of patient organisations across Europe.


Courtney Coleman

A donation of €20 can help us recruit more patients and new voices for research (and make sure patients from all backgrounds can have their say!)

With thanks to Olivia for her dedication to raising the priorities of people with severe asthma as the patient co-chair of SHARP.

Your donation (or a monthly donation of €10/month) can help us produce short patient films and increase the number of patient experiences on our website and information pages.

It was inspiring to see so many runners get up early to Take the Active Option in Milan at the ERS Congress and to see the respiratory community come together to put a spotlight on lung health.

Huge thanks to ELF team and wider network for giving me such a warm welcome this year. Very excited to be involved in so many important campaigns in the new year!

€40 or a regular monthly donation of €5/month can help fund new designs and resources for our campaigns, communicating with younger audiences more effectively.

Thanks to Cristina Jácome, Ana Sá Sousa and their team of volunteers, helping us to empower more patient advocates by translating our European Patient Ambassador Programme (EPAP) into Portuguese.

Thank you to the outgoing ELF Chair Kjeld Hansen and the incoming Dimitris Kontopidis for helping to drive ELF forward to do more for patients every day!

Your donation can help us continue to fund important activities, including vital resource translations (which cost us more than €40,000 each year on professional translators!)

Thanks to the amazing team at ELF and to our colleagues at ERS for all of the support they have given to promoting the importance of good lung health.

Your donation will help ELF create more lay research summaries and guidance factsheets, translated into multiple languages and into an easy-to-read format.