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Fundraising day raises more than £1,500 for cystic fibrosis

PUBLISHED: 11:33 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:33 08 August 2018

A fundraising and awareness day was held for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at Thetford Garden Centre. Photo: Claire Wright

A fundraising and awareness day was held for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at Thetford Garden Centre. Photo: Claire Wright

Claire Wright

More than £1,500 was raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at a fundraising day held in Thetford.

A fundraising and awareness day was held for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at Thetford Garden Centre. Photo: Claire WrightA fundraising and awareness day was held for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at Thetford Garden Centre. Photo: Claire Wright

The day was organised by Claire Wright, from Attleborough, whose daughter Esme Ives was diagnosed with the degenerative condition just 14 days after she was born.

It causes the production of abnormally thick mucus, leading to the blockage of several organs, including the lungs and pancreas.

The mucus becomes a haven for bacteria and infection.

The event, which was held at Thetford Garden Centre, boasted a cake stall, tombola, raffle, lucky dip, merchandise and a treasure trail.

A fundraising and awareness day was held for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at Thetford Garden Centre. Photo: Claire WrightA fundraising and awareness day was held for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at Thetford Garden Centre. Photo: Claire Wright

Ms Wright thanked all those who went along and said: “One thing I learnt was that there are more people in the local area than first thought that either have or know someone that has cystic fibrosis. Meeting people and hearing their stories was lovely.”

For more information about cystic fibrosis and the trust visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk

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