Teesside Cystic Fibrosis Service has scooped £5,000 from Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s Golden Giveaway.
The cystic fibrosis service cares for children in the Teesside area with this debilitating genetic disorder which affects the lungs and often the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.
“Winning this money is absolute amazing and it really will make an incredible difference,” said Pauline Singleton, specialist nurse for cystic fibrosis.
“We will be able to buy a physio assist device to help young people with cystic fibrosis to keep their chests clear of phlegm.
“Most importantly, the device cannot only be used in hospital but in a child’s home too, so that those children who are not very well and need extra support will be able to have it as we will be able to take the device out into the community.”
In an afternoon which saw a total of £25,000 presented to local worthy charities, groups, clubs and organisations, the Teesside Cystic Fibrosis Service won the biggest £5,000 payout – thanks to topping a social media poll and gathering almost 50% of the total votes.
In a twist of fate, when asked about the cost of each device, Pauline exclaimed – “Exactly £5,000!”
Pauline was full of praise and thanks for all those who had voted for the Cystic Fibrosis Service.
“It’s parent power that got us this amazing donation today,” she said.