The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is our current 'Charity of the Year' for 2019.
We have an active fundraising schedule of events to help raise money for Cystic Fibrosis, and we are delighted to be supporting this incredibly worthy charity. These events include cake sales, raffles, auctions, dressing up for work days and much more! We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in our fundraising endeavours so far.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,400 people in the UK. You are born with cystic fibrosis and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without even knowing. The gene affected by CF controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells. People with cystic fibrosis experience a build-up of thick sticky mucus in the lungs, digestive system and other organs, causing a wide range of challenging symptoms affecting the entire body.
To have CF, you need to have inherited two faulty copies of the gene (one from each parent), and as there are many different gene mutations that cause cystic fibrosis, each person with the condition can have very different symptoms depending on the two genes they carry. While people with CF often look healthy on the outside, each individual is battling their own range of symptoms on a daily basis.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis (CF), for everyone affected by the condition. Since they started in 1964, they have dedicated themselves to promoting excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people with CF and their families.
Their mission is to create a world where being born with CF no longer means a life-long struggle, when everyone living with the condition will be able to look forward to a long, healthy life.
Please take a look at their website for further details https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/
Our aim is to raise as much money as possible for our charity, whilst also raising awareness at the same time of all the amazing work they do. Please see our JustGiving link if you would like to make a donation https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fmp2019
Many thanks in advance for your interest.