FAMILIES affected by a life-threatening illness are being offered a hand of friendship by two Sleaford mums.
Sarah Tucker has teamed up with friend Katie Martin to start up a new Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising Support Group, a cause close to both women’s hearts as they have young children who suffer from the condition.
Sarah said: “I had great support from the local community for CF Week in May this year and want to thank them. Our aim is to grow that support and fund raise to improve the quality of life for those living with CF.”
The pair met while Sarah and her husband Jay were running a stall in Sleaford’s Farmer’s Market during Cystic Fibrosis Week back in May and, after negotiations with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, they got the ball rolling to set up their own group.
They are in the process of planning future fund-raising events, including a Pampered Chef party where guests are treated to a demonstration of top quality kitchen equipment, Christmas events and forward planning for next year’s Cystic Fibrosis Week.
They also hope to be able to offer support for families affected by the disease in the future, not offering medical advice, of course, but to extend comfort and handy tips based on their own experiences to families who are affected.
Katie added: “People with CF have to undergo a tough daily treatment regime, taking dozens of pills, inhaled and intravenous drugs and physiotherapy. It would be fantastic if we could raise enough money to help develop new and better treatments for those with CF.”
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited diseases and claims two lives a week in the UK.
The next meeting of the group will take place at the Muddle-Go-Nowhere pub in Grantham on October 11. If any readers would be interested in joining the group, attending the meeting or offering support, email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org