The Cystic Fibrosis Trust simply couldn’t do what it does without you. In our fight for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis we are extremely lucky and grateful to have the support of our amazing volunteers who give up their time and money to support our cause. Many of these wonderful people have kindly developed some exciting supporter initiatives to help raise additional funds in aid of the Trust. Take a look at the array of items below and see if anything takes your fancy!
If you have a fundraising initiative that you would like us to promote, your Community Fundraiser would love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for all your support!
Charity Car is a scheme backed by CarTakeBack, the UK's largest car recycling network. Head to the Charity Car website, and select the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as your chosen charity - the Trust will receive 100% of the car's scrap value, and if there's enough life left in your car, Charity Car will raise the maximum value through auction!
Do something really special and join the thousands of people who have already donated their car.
'Games to Create the Football Thinker'
Football coach Martin Lee Herdman and Geoff Turner came together to make a football training handbook on behalf of Geoff's daughter Drew. Drew has cystic fibrosis, is 13 years old, and has a natural talent for football. Drew's parents say she is an example of how CF should not dictate who you are or limit what you can do.
‘Games to Create the Football Thinker’ is a great value football coaching/training handbook that will bring an extra dimension to your football coaching sessions.
A handy 110-page, A5-sized spiral-bound book, it will be easily accessible for a busy coach on the move. Full of inventive ideas on how to really get your players thinking about and enjoying your training session, it replays famous moments in football, and enables you to create new, fresh sessions. This book will be a useful reference both before and during your coaching sessions.
You can purchase your copy for £10 (including postage and packaging). After p&p, all proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
'Uncommon Sense and Comic Nonsense'
For 30 years, since Dr James Simpson's granddaughter Sally was born with cystic fibrosis, he has raised over £75,000 in royalties for cystic fibrosis research by writing seven books, which are a lovely blend of seriousness and humour. Some of them became best-sellers.
His latest book, 'Uncommon Sense and Comic Nonsense' has just been published by Steve Savage Publisher, and is priced at £5.95. 100% of the royalties will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The book can be purchased from most bookshops, Amazon, or from the publisher.
Dr Simpson is a past Moderator of the Church of Scotland and a chaplain to her Majesty the Queen. This book is dedicated to the members of Dornoch Cathedral, where he was minister for 21 years, and to the members of Royal Dornoch Golf Club where he was a past captain.
'Inspiration' by Susan Graham
Carrickfergus singer Susan Graham has released an album, 'Inspiration', in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Susan has lived with a close personal connection to CF, having looked on as her sister Zoë has dealt admirably with the condition for over 20 years.
You can purchase Susan's CD for £10 - all proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Music on the album ranges from sacred and classical to popular secular songs, folk and musical theatre. Susan sings in the Belfast-based choir, Grosvenor Chorale.
The Power of Greyskull is a small sportswear company based in Cardiff. They design and make all of their clothing in house and take great pride in being a small business. They have a fantastic range of CF leggings, with £7.50 from every pair sold being donated to the Trust! They can also make to your measurements at no extra cost. They offer a completely bespoke service where you can have your own design that is completely unique to yourself.
This brilliant initiative is helping to raise awareness as well as make designs personal to the person wearing them.
"We have such great support from customers all over the country supporting so many great causes and we wanted to give back too. We love working with the CF Trust and love that we can help raise awareness as well as make our designs personal to the person wearing them. Your own journey is as important as the bigger fight and we hope to help you share a little bit of that with others when fundraising, running, cycling or just wearing day to day."
Reusable cotton tote bags
We are so excited to share, on behalf of the South Lincs branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, this fantastic reusable cotton tote bag. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Trust to help us continue our fight for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis.
The duck is a symbol of remembrance for a very dear lady lost to cystic fibrosis. Helen Bond was a founding member of the South Lincs branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. She was an avid collector of rubber ducks with over 100 different pieces in her collection! She lost her battle with cystic fibrosis in December 2014, aged just 28 years. The continued use of the rubber duck keeps her memory alive to all those who knew her, and helps the South Lincs branch spread awareness of the condition.
If you would like to get your hands on one of these limited edition bags (currently only 1,000 in circulation), please get in touch with the South Lincs branch directly by private messaging their South Lincs Facebook page.
Bags cost just £3 each plus postage and packaging.
Our fabulous supporter Lesley McMurray designs and makes her own jewellery using quality recycled materials. She designed this special keyring featuring a pair of lungs and the words 'Never never give up', and will kindly donate 50% of the proceeds to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. These keyrings costs £4 plus postage and packaging. Each keyring is made to order.
Want one? Snap them up now on Lesley's Facebook page!
The lovely team at My Cupcake Toppers have kindly agreed a reduced rate for our supporters to purchase either rice paper or edible icing cupcake toppers! They start from £1 (+ postage and packaging) and are available in two designs - 'Cystic Fibrosis Trust' logo, or 'Cystic Fibrosis why we're baking'. Head over to My Cupcake Toppers to order yours now, or call them on 0800 043 4557 or drop them an email.
Duck pin badges
We're happy to share these gorgeous duck pin badges on behalf of the South Lincs branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. 100% of the proceeds will support our fight for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis. The duck is a symbol of remembrance for a very special lady lost to cystic fibrosis, Helen Bond. Helen was a founding member of the South Lincs branch - and an avid collector of rubber ducks! She lost her battle in December 2014 aged just 28 years old. The rubber duck keeps her memory alive and helps the branch spread awareness of the condition. To get hold of your very own duck pin badge, send a private message to the South Lincs branch Facebook page.
Etsy knitted toys
Lesley & Julie from Rugby have set up their own shop on Etsy, selling their handmade knitted toys with 100% of the sale price coming to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. To order yours today just head to their page on Etsy.
Sports massage offer
Optimum Body Sports Massage are offering half price sports massages to all those who are fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Not only that, but they are going to donate £15 to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for each massage booked! So, if you’re in and around Oxford and Oxfordshire and fancy a pre- or post-event treatment, perfect for anyone training for a marathon, hike or obstacle course, then please go to their website for full details and to book.
Grow sunflowers for cystic fibrosis
Get involved this year and Grow Sunflowers for Cystic Fibrosis. Rob O’Donnell from Lutterworth is encouraging those with green fingers to join him and grow sunflowers to help raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis. Plus you can post your photo’s on Facebook and Twitter!
Sow your seeds, watch them grow, post your pictures, to let us know!
To buy your sunflower seeds please visit eBay, JustGiving or Facebook
Text SUNF80 £1 to 70070
Salty the Logo Bug
Salty the Logo Bug has been created to help raise funds and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Salty is an ideal little fundraiser with sticky feet that can be stuck on computers, laptops, fridges, car dashboards and anywhere else you can think of!
Lorraine Barnes came up with the idea of Salty, and this year completed 50 fundraisers, raising over £50,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. To order your Logo Bugs please visit Lorraine’s website. Each Salty costs £1.
Wristbands for cystic fibrosis
A new style of wristband has been designed and produced to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The Apter family along with a group of friends have produced the wristband to raise funds for the Trust in memory of their lovely son James. James had cystic fibrosis and was also diagnosed with leukemia in April 2011. He lost his battle against leukemia on 8 September 2011. Selling the wristbands will keep James' memory alive whilst raising funds for a charity that is very close to his family's hearts. Order your wristband today.
British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand 2017 Official Supporter Merchandise now available and WibleySports is delighted to offer a 10% discount to all supporters of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. To take advantage of this offer, visit their website and enter coupon code CFT10 at the checkout. WibleySports will also donate 10% from each sale to the Trust each time this code is used.
Mr & Mrs Creepy have been in business since May 2013, sculpting these creepily cute creations from polymer clay. With lots of creepy characters and Plushy creations to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. Why not treat your family and friends to their very own Creepy? Five per cent of each sale goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust!
Would you like to own an original piece of artwork? Art Transplant was created by artist Luke Yates after losing his wife, Sam, to cystic fibrosis after she waited more than three years for a double lung transplant. The works showcased in the gallery will be sold one at a time. All proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
These Are Our Days
A song performed by St Aidan's CE High School, Harrogate to raise funds to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, in memory of former St Aidan's student Helen Hawcroft. Download from iTunes. All proceeds will be donated to the Trust.
Breathe With Me
A song performed by Sussex singer annaJo, who has cystic fibrosis. Download from iTunes, Google Play and available soon from AmazonMP3. All proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Lungfest has put together a compilation album to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. 'Courage Over Fear' is an album consisting of tracks from people with direct links to cystic fibrosis. The album is available in physical and digital form. You can purchase the CD or download it from from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and Deezer
All profits will go to the Trust.
Designed by Sophie Cranston, Libélula is fast becoming the label to watch. £10 will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust from every Millie dress sold online. Contact Sophie or Ella, call 01256 861 458 or visit their website.
The Adventures of Elsie Pig
Oney Turkington has written a children's book full of stories about nature for her niece Rebecca who has cystic fibrosis. Price £6.99 (p&p separate). To order the book visit their Facebook page.
The profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Sarah Bithell has produced a brooch to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the North Staffs Hospital. The brooches sell for £6 - £8 with 20% of the sale price split between the Trust and the hospital. Contact Sarah on Etsy and have her create you your very own lung brooch.
The Growing Hope rose
The Growing Hope rose, a deep red floribunda with a powerful fragrance, was created especially to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis and funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The rose, launched at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show by Charlie Dimmock, is the result of a partnership between growers World of Roses, and mum Catherine Upstone, who has a two year old daughter with cystic fibrosis. The roses can be purchased from World of Roses by calling 08452 606 888 or online. £2 from the sale of each rose will go directly to the Trust, or £10 if you buy three.
Thank you to everyone who voted for the Growing Hope rose in the BBC poll, to make it the most popular new bloom!
Cystic fibrosis jewellery
Previously trading as Susie's Jewellery, which raised over £3000 for the Trust, Heath Morgan Beads and Jewellery now have a brand new website selling loose beads, accessories and handmade jewellery.
A percentage of all sales is donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and a larger amount from the fundraising jewellery, including the new plaited hope bracelets and keyrings.
If you would like to have a jewellery piece designed in memory or support of a loved one then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to create that special piece.
Lorraine Barnes, a mother of two children with cystic fibrosis, has added some striking hooded sweatshirts to her range of merchandise that aims to raise money for the Trust and to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis. They cost £20 and 20 per cent of the proceeds goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. There's also a range of t-shirts and a tote bag on offer, and they can all be ordered online.
A few of my poems
A short book of poems written by Sheila M Newman; some happy, some sad, but all easy to read. The first poem is dedicated to Sheila's granddaughter, who has cystic fibrosis. Price £3.50. To order, call 01425 274021 or email Brian Newman. All proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The Little Cook Book
'The Little Cook Book' written by Alex Sayers for her son Enzo has already raised over £13,000 for the Trust. The cook book was inspired by meals savoured during a childhood spent in Italy watching her Italian grandmother in the kitchen.
The easy to follow recipes include 'Nonna Lisa's Meat Balls', 'Italian Chicken', 'Creamy Mushroom Pasta', 'Sausage Bake' and many more tempting recipes.
TV Chef Gino D'Acampo has also contributed two recipes as well as personal trainer Ben Mudge.
The cook book is still available at £10 with all proceeds going directly to the Trust.
Please contact Alex Sayers.
Ex-Davis cup player Danny Sapsford is a supporter and is keen to encourage fundraising at his Tennis Circus events. Please visit The Tennis Circus website. If you would like to introduce Danny to your tennis or racquet club he will organise his event; other local supporters can then run their fundraising events alongside the Tennis Circus. Call Jenny Westmoreland on 0300 373 1035 for further information.
The WISH cystic fibrosis bracelet
Sarah and Helen from WISH Handmade Jewellery have come together to create this exclusive bracelet to raise funds for cystic fibrosis. The bracelet has 13mm metal beads with sp charms and is available to buy online under the 'Collections' page. The bracelet costs £26, of which 25 per cent goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.