Published: 22/05/2018 09:00 - Updated: 22/05/2018 11:11

The Leanne Fund

The Leanne FundEstablished in 2010 in memory of cystic fibrosis sufferer Leanne Mitchell, The Leanne Fund is the foremost cystic fibrosis (CF) charity in the north of Scotland providing vital social, practical, emotional and financial assistance.

Living with cystic fibrosis impacts daily on the lives of sufferers and their families. Through a unique range of support services, The Leanne Fund significantly improves lives by helping those affected by the illness to live a full and rewarding life. This is achieved by providing individuals with the support they need whenever it is needed and enabling families to enjoy special times together – creating happy memories.

Cystic fibrosis is one of the UK's most common life-threatening inherited diseases affecting over 10,500 people in the UK – that's 1 in every 2,500 babies born. Over two million people in the UK carry the faulty gene that causes cystic fibrosis – around 1 in 25 of the population. Each week five babies are born with the condition and sadly two young lives are lost – that's two too many! There is currently no cure for the illness.

Since The Leanne Fund was founded it has continued to expand and develop the range of services and experiences offered in response to the needs of cystic fibrosis patients and their families.

Services available include:

The Leanne Fund• Special treats and experiences
• Counselling
• Crisis grants
• Complementary therapies
• Leanne's Christmas Rainbow
• Hospital transport costs
• TV cards
• Get Active
• Over the Rainbow
• On the Move

Full details of all our services and how to apply are available on our website.

But the work The Leanne Fund does simply wouldn't be possible without your amazing support! Your support is vital for us to continue our work in making a difference in the lives of young people with cystic fibrosis.

There are loads of ways you can help The Leanne Fund. Whether you want to donate, join an event, organise your own event, take part in a campaign or get your school or company involved, there's a part for you to play today.

We are here to help! For support, information or if you just want to chat, call us on 01851 702020 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) or visit www.theleannefund.co.uk

For more information about how to support The Leanne Fund, contact Chrisetta Mitchell at info@theleannefund.co.uk

Links
Click here to donate: www.justgiving.com/leannefund
Click here for all ways to get involved: www.theleannefund.co.uk/get-involved.html
Click here for volunteering information: www.theleannefund.co.uk/volunteer.html
Click here for our events page: www.theleannefund.co.uk/events.html

The Leanne Fund on social media
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theleannefund
Twitter: @TheLeanneFund
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCEsRt1UZTsE74Fyx3_nyB9w
Instagram: theleannefund
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/the-leanne-fund-3a73a812a

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