“I first came up with the concept for a ride-on suitcase when I was still at university in 1997 and, despite being turned down by the infamous dragons on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, among other setbacks, I never let anything hold me back. Over two million Trunkis have been sold worldwide and our products are now on sale in 97 countries.
"What many people don’t know about me is that I have cystic fibrosis. I have never let it stand in the way of achieving my goals in life, from being a director of my own company, to living and working abroad, raising a family and meeting my own health and fitness challenges.
"Many of my peers are entrepreneurs and one thing we all share is overcoming a significant obstacle in life. People with cystic fibrosis and their carers find fighting off the next infection a daily challenge, but in doing so it gives us the drive and determination not to be beaten.
"We are learning so much more about cystic fibrosis every year, and people living with CF are living longer than ever before. Becoming a dad, something I never thought could happen to me, has made me realise how important it is to ensure this progress continues and gathers momentum.
"The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only national charity tackling every aspect of CF, from research to clinical care, campaigning to providing information and support. We need your help to make the dream of a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis a reality.
"Please pledge your support today and join a growing number of supporters on this transformational journey.”
- Invitations to bespoke events, including the Club’s annual reception, where you will have the chance to meet members of the Trust's executive team, fellow Club members and some of those who are leading the fight against cystic fibrosis.
- Quarterly Sixty Five Roses Club newsletters with updates on the work your donations have helped to fund.
- Acknowledgement in the Trust's annual Impact Report (although you may give anonymously if you prefer).
- A rose pin badge to show your support.