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A message from the cause

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania throughout 2018. We had an incredibly busy year, and thanks to donations such as yours we were able to offer a range of new or enhanced programs to our members. These included increasing the subsidy for gym memberships to $750 pa per member (up from $250pa), offering a Hospital Inpatient Assistance Scheme of $100 for each hospitalisation of adults and children and providing goodie bags for children and teenagers when they have to stay in hospital. These enhanced programs would not have been possible without your help.

Unfortunately we are yet to secure a major corporate supporter so our fundraising efforts will continue in 2019 so that we can continue to offer more services and support to the Tasmania CF community. Thank you again for your support in 2018.

The CFT team.

What we are asking for and why

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common recessive genetic condition affecting children and young adults in Australia today. But despite this Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania receives NO government funding.

We rely on donations, grants and good old-fashioned fundraising.

Funds raised through donations this year will go towards a range of services to support Tasmanian families who have been impacted by this disease.

These services include:

  • Supplying nebulisers and other airway clearance devices free of charge to all our members (These can cost up to $1450 each);

  • Free counselling for members with a registered psychologist to assist them with the mental health challenges of living with a life-shortening condition;

  • Direct financial assistance to members through a range of subsidies to offset the costs of living with CF (for example to help with the cost of transplants, hospital stays for children, fitness equipment);

  • Educational scholarships to encourage people with CF to continue their studies past Year 12.

These are just some of the many services we offer to support our families. Feel free to contact us to enquire about what else we offer. We would also warmly welcome enquiries about sponsorship and are happy to tailor a package for your business.