Mr Hynes (Geography Department) is cycling form Blackpool Tower to the Eiffel Tower by July 25th. He is cycling 600 miles to raise money for two children affected by cystic fibrosis who need life changing breathing equipment to make their world a much better place to be. It will also give their parents and carers the peace of mind that they are getting the best support they can, while they grow and develop.
We are trying to raise £1200 to go towards to a High –Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation which costs £12,000. Students are raising money over the next few weeks in many imaginative ways. Please support your child and make sure they are involved in an activity and take part in this amazing act of kindness.
You can donate to the fundraising campaign by going to this funding page:
Tower2tower go fund page.
What is cystic fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition that causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system. This causes lung infections and problems with digesting food.
In the UK, most cases of cystic fibrosis are picked up at birth using the newborn screening heel prick test.
Symptoms usually start in early childhood and vary from child to child, but the condition gets slowly worse over time, with the lungs and digestive system becoming increasingly damaged.
Treatments are available to help reduce the problems caused by the condition and make it easier to live with, but sadly life expectancy is shortened.