Cystic Fibrosis Trust is to be the nominated charity for 2013 Garden Festival

Cystic Fibrosis Trust is to be the nominated charity for 2013 Garden Festival

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The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is to be the nominated charity for the 2013 Garden Festival at Hillsborough Castle which takes place 17-19 May 2013.

Said Show Director, Claire Faulkner, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in 2013 and to have the opportunity to combine the resources of all involved in the Garden Festival to increase awareness of this disease and raise funds to help fight it.”

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. It is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited diseases and here in Northern Ireland 1 in 20 people carry the faulty gene that causes CF. CF affects the vital organs in the body clogging them with a mucus that causes serious infection, eventually many CF patients will need a lung transplant. Only half of those living with CF will live beyond the age of 41.There is still no cure.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust funds research aimed at understanding and treating the disease.

“We are very excited about our partnership with this year’s Garden Festival at Hillsborough Castle,” said Brian Henderson, Chairman Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Northern Ireland. “The Garden Festival is a wonderful opportunity to let more people know about this disease which affects so many families in Northern Ireland.”

 

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