Coopers Fire staff at Ignis House took part in national Wear Yellow Day in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and raised £106!
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust are working towards a brighter future for everyone with cystic fibrosis (CF) by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,000 people across the UK. You are born with CF and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the gene that causes it, usually without knowing. Treatments are available to help reduce the problems caused by CF and help to make it easier to live with the condition however there are is no cure. CF also decreases the life expectancy is shortened. Sadly, currently, half of those with CF will not live past age 41.
Cystic fibrosis causes the body to produce thick mucus, which can have a wide range of effects. Everyone with CF will have a slightly different variety and severity of symptoms. Symptoms of CF can include, swelling to the ends of fingers, known as clubbing, nasal polyps, persistent coughing, frequent lung infections, sinusitis, mucus in the lungs, low functioning liver, premature thinning of the bones, joint pain, mucus in the pancreas causing a reduction in functionality, and fertility problems.
Well done Coopers Fire and thank you to all that took part.
Here are some of the Ignis House staff supporting Wear Yellow Day.