City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Santa Claus is coming to Town for Charity


By Editor - Posted on 26 November 2010

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!
 
Take part in the Edinburgh Christmas Walk and Run and help see off CF

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is calling on local people to don a Santa suit and take part in the Edinburgh Christmas Walk and Run 2010.
 
The Challenge Scotland Christmas events take place in Inverleith Park in Edinburgh on Sunday 5 December.  You can choose from a six mile walk, a 5k run, the Santa Toddle for little ones or the Golden Tinsel Mile Walk which is 1, 2 or 3 miles.
 
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK’s most common, life-threatening inherited diseases. Each week five babies are born with the illness and three young lives are lost. It is caused by a defective gene that clogs the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, with thick sticky mucus resulting in chronic infections and inflammation in the lungs and difficulty digesting food.
 
June Ross, Regional Fundraising Manager for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust said: “We hope that lots of people sign up to run for us in the Edinburgh Christmas Walk and Run. It is such a fun event and really gets you into the festive spirit for Christmas. Cystic Fibrosis affects over 800 people in Scotland and with your help we can continue our pioneering gene therapy research taking place here in Edinburgh which hopes to stop CF from claiming so many young lives.”
 
To sign up online go to www.challengescotland.com . Once you have booked your place on one of the events, please contact June Ross on 0300 373 1039 or email jross@cftrust.org.uk and she will send you a sponsorship pack.

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK’s only national charity dealing with all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis (CF).  It funds research to treat and cure CF and aims to ensure appropriate clinical care and support for people with Cystic Fibrosis.

 

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited diseases.  Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a single defective gene.  As a result, the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, become clogged with thick sticky mucus resulting in chronic infections and inflammation in the lungs and difficulty digesting food.

 

  • Each week five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis and three young people die – 90% from lung damage.  Only around half of the CF population can expect to live over 38 years, although improvements in treatments mean a baby born today is expected to live even longer.

·         Further information can be found on our website www.cftrust.org.uk.  Help and advice for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis is available through our Helpline on 0300 373 1000.