We are hugely grateful to all of the companies who have supported us over the years. Here are just a few examples of some of the partnerships we have enjoyed.
Barnes Coaches, a long standing travel company based in Swindon, chose the Trust to support as its charity of choice.
The family owned coach and travel company has been established for over 90 years and is helping to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as Sebastian Barnes, the son of director Luke Barnes and wife Emma, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at three weeks old. The company's staff are keen to get involved in events, campaigns and fundraising, and it's also a great profile raising opportunity for our charity through their customer base.
Glasgow Warriors is a professional rugby club based in Scotland's biggest city. They chose us as an official charity partner in 2012 and 2013.
Glasgow Warriors chief executive Kenny Baillie commented: "The cause is close to the club's heart, as we know the devastating effect that the condition can have. With the work being done on gene therapy, there is a real prospect of advances that could have genuinely life-changing implications for thousands of people."
As an official charity partner of Glasgow Warriors, we staged an abseil and a zip slide at Murrayfield Stadium, the iconic home of Scottish Rugby, raising over £60k and mass awareness about cystic fibrosis. The Trust is hugely grateful to Glasgow Warriors, and all at Murrayfield Stadium.
The Manchester United Foundation adopted us as one of two national charities, and worked closely with us for three years. During that time we collaborated on a wide range of activities, including abseils, seven-a-side tournaments and ground collections.
The club also generously donated a variety of memorabilia, which has been very much in demand at auctions. Our partnership with Manchester United Foundation and Football Club gave us some great opportunities to boost our profile, and we raised almost £200,000.
Staff at Petrofac raised more than £47,000 in support of the Trust over the last two years as the oilfield services provider's charity of the year. Since 2012 staff have raised money through a variety of activities including a sponsored abseil, bake-offs, raffles and the proceeds of the tickets from the Petrofac Dinner Dance.
Bill Dunnett, Managing Director, Petrofac Offshore Projects & Operations said: "We are delighted to have achieved such a fantastic final amount for the Trust. It is very much our staff's charity, chosen by them and so to raise such a considerable amount really is testament to the enthusiasm, drive and generosity of our colleagues during the fundraising.
"This is the first time that we have extended our support to cover two years which has really allowed us to develop a strong relationship with the Trust. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them well with all their future fundraising for what is such a worthy cause."
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has raised over £30,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust since the strategic partnership began in April 2011. There are 'Charity Champions' at sites across the UK who head up fundraising efforts. Our partnership will continue until June 2016.
Lynda Hamlyn, Chief Executive at NHSBT, said: "NHSBT are proud to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, as our charity partner we have been able to work with them to share information about the range of work the Trust does to support people with cystic fibrosis, to raise awareness of the condition, and to raise funds through staff led activities. As the UK organ donation and transplantation organisation we share a common goal with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, to increase the number of organs available for patients who need a lifesaving transplant. We look forward to continuing to work together towards this goal and supporting the excellent work of the Trust as it moves forward".
Fincorp is one of the UK's most established and respected bridging loan companies. For 25 years the company has been providing first and second charge bridging finance on residential properties in London and the South East. Fincorp has raised £30,000 for us through a combination of donations, fundraising events and sponsorship of the charity's annual ball. As part of its 25th anniversary year the lender pledged to support the Trust and donated a minimum of £100 for every deal completed during 2013. Fincorp also sponsored the annual Cystic Fibrosis charity ball contributing to the £12,208.96 raised on the night.
Matthew Anderson, Director at Fincorp, said: "We are proud to be able to contribute something back to society and I'm particularly pleased that we're able to do something quite significant to support research and help for those suffering from cystic fibrosis."