Just to let you know we are doing another hopathon this year on Feb2nd 2008 at the Centre at St Paul's Cambridge. You can sponsor us on our other just giving page
We are holding an 8 hour sponsored Lindy Hop dance marathon on Saturday March 17th 2007 at the Cambridge University Sports and Social Club. The dancing starts at 4 and continues til midnight. Take a look at our blog for more info- www.lindyhopathon.blogspot.com It's all in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a fantastic charity that supports thousands of people in the UK so please dig deep and sponsor the dancers online.
Taking part we have people from all over the place, including Swingland in London, Caldonias in Ipswich, Rock the Block in Norwich, Rug Cutters from St Neots and Huntingdon, Cambs and Beds Lindy Experience and Cambridge Lindy Hop. They are-
Neil Delaney, Tanja Manners, Tim Meehan, Martin Ellis, Anne Carter, Phil Jones, Matt Nunn, John Hammond, Katherine Watson, Maria Andersson, Franck Valentin, Matthew Riddle, Dan & Sarah Talmage, Rob and Claire Everett, Gemma Barson, Paul & Fae Claydon, Andy Clark, Jill Richardson, James & Justine Cooper, Beverley Dear, Mark Barringer, Michelle Wilkinson, Al & Linda Howland, John and Leslie Elphick, Denyse Paul and Ros Evans
Why take part or donate to the CF Trust-
-Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the UK's most common, life-threatening, inherited disease.
- Cystic Fibrosis affects over 7,500 people in the UK.
- Of the people with CF, 50% are under 15 and 70% are under 20
- In the UK, 2.3 million people carry the faulty CF gene - 1 in 25 of the population.
- If both parents are carriers of the faulty gene, there is a 1 in 4 chance with every pregnancy that their child will have Cystic Fibrosis.
- Cystic Fibrosis affects vital organs in the body, especially the lungs and digestive system, clogging them with sticky mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe and digest food.
- Each week five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis.
- Each week three young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis.
- Average life expectancy for someone with CF is 31 years.
- The Cystic Fibrosis Trust needs to raise £8 million every year to fund its vital work.
- The Trust funds research aimed at understanding, treating and curing Cystic Fibrosis.
- They also aim to ensure that people with CF receive the best possible care and support in all aspects of their lives.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us: Cystic Fibrosis Trust will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
So please sponsor us now!
Many thanks for your support!