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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the uk's most common,  life threatening inherited disease. CF affects vital organs in the body,  especially the lungs and pancreas,  by literally clogging them with a thick sticky mucus. Average life expectancy is around 30 years. At present there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust was founded in 1964. It is the only national charity solely concerned with the welfare of people with Cystic Fibrosis. It funds medical and scientific research aimed at understanding,  treating and curing CF. The CF Trust receives no government funding and relies on the support of companies,  trusts,  individuals,  CF families and friends. There is clear evidence that the lung disease,  which claims 90% of the young lives lost to Cystic Fibrosis,  will be controlled by gene therapy. In this way,  CF expects to be the first major condition to benefit from the new understanding of genetics. This will cost an additional �15 million over five years. To achieve this we need your help.