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THE people of Clare are being urged to show their support for people living with cystic fibrosis and their families by donating online at 65rosesday.ie on Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 Roses Day, Friday April 9.

The annual fundraising flag-day is the largest fundraising event of the year for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and unfortunately collections have had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

At this time of unprecedented challenge, now more than ever, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland need support so they can continue to provide much needed support for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.

Ireland has the highest incidence of CF in the world and some of the most severe types. There are almost 1,400 people living with CF in Ireland and the number is increasing each year as a result of improvements in treatment and care. According to recently-published statistics from the Cystic Fibrosis Registry of Ireland, there were 37 people with CF registered as being from Co. Clare in 2019.

CF Ireland depends almost entirely on the public for the provision of its services and this 65 Roses Day is hoping to raise more than €300,000 for much-needed services for people with CF through the call for donations at 65rosesday.ie.

As well as donating online, people can text Fighting CF to 50300 for €4 and a minimum of €3.60 will go to CF Ireland.

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.