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Fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

127 %
£636.00
raised of £500 target
by 38 supporters
  • Event: South Coast Challenge 2018, 25 Aug 2018 to 26 Aug 2018

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

We work throughout the UK with one mission to beat cystic fibrosis for good

Charity Registration No. 1079049 (England and Wales) & SC040196 (Scotland)

Story

I first heard about Cystic Fibrosis when I was a teenager and became good friends with Fran, who being a more extroverted version of me quickly became my partner in crime. I had no idea when we first spoke that she had CF... all I knew was that we had the same taste in clothes, music and boys! We talked for hours, discussing short people problems (both of us being, *ahem* 5ft1...) and putting the world to rights. She soon became one of my best friends. One day, she decided to tell me about the thing that she had previously only referred to as *dark voice* "The Disease" and even then I never fully appreciated what she was telling me. It was only when we started staying at each other's houses after parties and nights out, with Fran bringing nebulisers, medications and physio equipment in tow that it dawned on me how difficult life with CF must be. Like many people with CF, she took it all in her stride, never complaining and hiding how unwell she often felt. 

Sadly in January 2008, we lost my dear friend at the all too young age of 20. Losing someone who loved life so much at such a young age has been devastating and still affects everyone who knew her to this day. 

For this reason, Cystic Fibrosis Trust is a charity very close to my heart. There are people with CF who fight this relentless disease day in, day out. There is currently no cure, but thanks to research, life expectancy and quality of life of affected individuals is improving. When I was asked if I wanted to complete the South Coast Challenge, Cystic Fibrosis Trust was the obvious choice and the challenge feels like the perfect tribute to my friend and to other sufferers for whom every day is a challenge.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,000 people across the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system and can cause chronic infections and reduced lung function. Currently, half of those with CF will not live past age 41.The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a brighter future for people with CF and their families by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way.

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