NFU CYMRU has chosen the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as its charity to raise funds for over the next 12 months. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust works towards a brighter future for everyone with cystic fibrosis 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.
John Mercer, Director of NFU Cymru said: “All the staff, from across Wales, were unanimous that the Cystic Fibrosis Trust deserved recognition for the work they do. This condition directly affects one of our colleague’s family and we hope that through our planned events and collections we can raise as much money as possible for this very worthwhile cause.”
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening genetic condition, which causes the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, to become clogged with thick sticky mucus, resulting in chronic infections and inflammation of the lungs.
Serena Wilson, Community Development & Fundraising Manager at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen as this year’s charity by NFU Cymru. On behalf of everyone at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust I send on great thanks. “We need to raise awareness and try to beat cystic fibrosis for good! Every single fundraising activity is sc greatly appreciated — together we can beat this.”
NFU Cymru plans to organise and take part in various events around Wales to help raise funds for the charity, starting with the Velothon Wales in Cardiff on Sunday (May 22) which is a gruelling 140km bike ride across south Wales.