'Funding shortfall' puts cystic fibrosis research on hold - BBC News


Using MATHS, I worked out we can help SCIENCE save LIVES.


Please donate £2, then share the link to this page: on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else.


Even if you don't have £2 to spare, please link to this page wherever you can as others need to know about before they can donate.


Hopefully the CF trust will put the money raised here towards the trial, though as there is no easy way to specify where you want your money to go, the trust may use this money in other ways to help the cystic fibrosis cause.*


The Maths


It should be relatively easy to raise £6,000,000, and this is why:


There are around 62 million people in the uk.

60% of us (37 million) have access to the internet every day.

If every one of us were to give 20p each, we would easily meet the £6m target, and give them a million extra.


This website won't let you donate any less than £2.


So, if you consider that around 20% of UK adults drink more alcohol than is recommended weekly**, this means around 7 million*** UK adults can spare £2 this week by drinking 1 less**** and then donate that on here instead. If half of them were to hear about the page, and make a donation, we'd have over £6million from them alone.



Im not doing a stunt/endurance test/anything out of the ordinary to raise money because that shouldn't be necessary. If you have read through this and still aren't thinking of making a donation please at least share the link for the page.






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Summary of linked article:

Thanks to the Recession/Downturn/Moneygeddon, research work shortlisted for a medical innovation award has now been put back due to a shortfall of 6 million pounds.


*I realise I did not make this completely clear initially, and I hope you will forgive me for this.


** 27% men and 14% women drink over recommended number of units weekly. (ONS 1998), The UK population is around 50:50 Male:Female, which approximates to around 20% of all adults.

*** This is assuming that access to internet doesn't reduce your likelihood to drink over the recommended number of units weekly.

**** I'm guessing it's about £2 a pint on average in UK pubs. [Edit: though I read recently the national average is £3, but I forget where I read it so can't use it as a source.]





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Raising money for

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Charity Registration No. 1079049

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting almost 10,000 people in the UK, clogging vital organs with thick sticky mucus. There is presently no cure. We are the UK’s only national charity working for families with CF and to find a cure.

Raising money for

Run by Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Charity Registration No. 1079049

Donations 384

Very best of luck reaching your target.

Donation by Julie Spence on 24/05/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

For Aidan Long and all CF sufferers - hope the trials are successful for you all.

Donation by Grana on 28/11/11


+ £18.75 Gift Aid

Good luck in reaching your target

Donation by Mel Larsen on 22/11/11


+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck with the Fundraising Lorraine Flannery

Donation by LORRAINE FLANNERY on 02/11/11

For Aidan. Good luck with the fundraising from Martin-John, Tina, Cian and Dara.

Donation by Tina Lenihan on 01/11/11

For Aidan Long and all like him. Best of luck with the fundraising. Sally, Mark and Adam Little

Donation by Sally Coryn on 25/10/11


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck and best wishes

Donation by Giles Johnson on 07/10/11


+ £12.50 Gift Aid


Donation by john sanderson on 06/10/11


I hope you raise the 6 million pounds that you need to fund this life saving research. Best wishes x

Donation by Suzannah Lofting on 04/10/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Katy Lunt on 04/10/11


+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by Sharon Lloyd on 04/10/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with the fundraising.

Donation by Karen Parker on 03/10/11


Donation by Nicholas Jelbert on 03/10/11


+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Hope you make the target

Donation by Jenny James on 03/10/11


Hi, I really hope you make the target. I have sent it to all my facebook friends and now I'm going to Tweet!!! xxx

Donation by Rai Jenkins on 03/10/11

Really, really hope you make the target.

Donation by Sarah Wilson on 01/10/11

Donation by Anonymous on 01/10/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

have sent to all in my address book now. hope you get near the target, for the sake of Mary and all who could benefit from the gene therapy trials

Donation by Kathryn Louise Jenkins on 01/10/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with raising the money!

Donation by Craig Spurgeon on 28/09/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

good luck! hope this helps a little.

Donation by ernesto on 05/09/11


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

For gorgeous little Aidan and all others like him - hope this helps a little. Good luck with the fund raising Angela and Rob. Love The Stanilands X

Donation by Emma Prunier on 01/09/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Wishing you luck with the collection.

Donation by Maria Warren on 16/08/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Sorry for lateness of our donation. Good luck with collecting the rest. Fred Long & Family

Donation by Fred Long on 15/08/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

With very best wishes

Donation by Anthony & Sally Robinson on 08/08/11


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

for Finley and others like him

Donation by Anonymous on 03/08/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£8,813.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£8,813.00
  • Gift Aid£1,841.50

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