Fareham, UK – 18 October, 2014
Ultra Communications would like to say a big well done and thank you to everyone involved with this year’s Cystic Fibrosis Autumn Ball. We were proud gold sponsors of the CF Ball for the second year running and happy to reveal that the event raised over £41,000 – £10,300 more than last year!
The Cystic Fibrosis Ball was organised to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The Southampton Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit, who offer practical support to people with the life-shortening disease. Cystic Fibrosis affects sufferer’s internal organs, particularly their lungs and digestive system. This can make something as simple as breathing a real struggle as their lungs become less capable of working effectively due to constant infections causing long-term lung damage. Debbie Packer, the CF Ball event organiser, is a sufferer of the condition. “Living with Cystic Fibrosis is a constant battle. I spend anything between 3 and 5 hours a day carrying out a demanding regime, to try to slow down the progression of the illness. Breathing is hard work and just walking slowly or having a shower can leave me breathless and coughing!”
The CF Ball saw 270 guests gather at the Concord Club in Southampton and enjoy a fun filled evening of live music, fine food, dancing and fundraising. In total, the event raised over £41,000, which will make a real difference to the support and services available to sufferers.
“I am very fortunate to have the Adult CF Unit and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust looking after me and am pleased to be able to both raise money for CF but also help raise awareness of condition which doesn’t receive too much publicity. Cystic Fibrosis is a very cruel and hidden condition. It’s because of events like the CF Ball and the support of local organisations like Ultra Communications that make living with CF possible. I have lost many friends under the age of 30 to this disease and I am determined not to lose my battle any time soon!”
We look forward to continued involvement with Debbie and her fundraising efforts over the coming years.
For more information on The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, click here.
For more information on The Southampton Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit, click here.