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Last week we posted saying that we had handed over a cheque to the value of £4808.35 to the Southend Cystic Fibrosis Association (SCFA). This was the total of the monies that we raised with our first Banana Crumb-Ball. We had a thoroughly enjoyable morning spending time with Lisa Hyde, who is treasurer of the SCFA, her husband Chris, their amazing daughter, who has Cystic Fibrosis, Sophia and Peter and Barbara Holmes also from the SCFA. After the cheque was presented they told us about how the money would be spent and how much it would help the charity going forward.
Today, I received a lovely thank you letter from the SCFA. Here are some extracts from that letter:
On behalf of the Southend Cystic Fibrosis Association, we would like to thank you for everything you have done for our charity and for raising such a monumental amount of money £4808.35. Words cannot describe how grateful we are for all that you have done for our charity in the past year.
The Money that you have raised will make a significant difference to the people and their families living with Cystic Fibrosis in the Southend area.
Examples of the sort of help we give are medical equipment such as nebulisers and portable oxygen: an exercise allowance/ help with purchase of equipment to encourage general fitness, help with travel costs, counselling and other ad hoc requests.
Our charity is run entirely by volunteers, most of us parents of a child with CF. There are NO administrative costs. All money donated is, and will continue to be used to improve the quality of life of those living with Cystic Fibrosis in the Southend area.
We are really glad that the money we have raised will go to help so many people and hope that our legacy of spreading good news, positive and inspirational stories will serve to inspire others.
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