65 roses day for cystic fibrosis

By William O'Connor

PEOPLE locally are being urged to show their support for people living with cystic fibrosis and their families by donating online at 65RosesDay on Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 Roses Day on Friday, April 10.

The annual fundraising flag-day is the largest fundraising event of the year for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and unfortunately collections have had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

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Ciara Murray with Fergal Smyth, CFI and Mark Ward, TD

Among the well-known faces to lend their support to this very worthy cause, and encouraging the public to rally behind it is local TDs, Deputy Brid Smith, Frances Noel Duffy, Joan Collins, Mark Ward and Sean Crowe who all recently attended the national launch of the fundraising campaign.

At this time of unprecedented challenge, now more than ever, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland need your support so they can continue to provide much needed support for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.

 

You can get behind the appeal by donating online at 65RosesDay

Ireland has the highest incidence of CF in the world and some of the most severe types.

There are almost 1,400 people living with CF in Ireland and the number is increasing each year.

According to recently-published statistics from the Cystic Fibrosis Registry of Ireland, there were 327 people with CF registered as being from County Dublin in 2018.

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Cystic Fibrosis Ambassador Ciara Murray and Philip Watt, CEO, CFI with Paul Murphy TD, who is supporting improving services for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ireland

CFI depends almost entirely on the public for the provision of its services and this 65 Roses Day is hoping to raise more than €200,000 for much-needed services for people with CF through the call for donations at 65RosesDay

This includes the additional counselling and advice and other services put in place to deal with support required in relation to Covid-19 for the CF community with people with Cystic Fibrosis in the high risk group from the virus.

Funds are also needed for normal support services including patient grants for exercise, fertility treatment, and transplant assessment, covering the cost of a number of CF clinical staff in hospitals, and raising funds to assist in the building of the new CF in-patient unit at Beaumont Hospital which serves people with CF across the North East region and beyond.

People can support 65 Roses Day by: - Donating online at 65RosesDay

For more information on how you can support Cystic Fibrosis Ireland on 65 Roses Day, please call Brendán on LoCall 1890 311 211, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit 65RosesDay

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