June 5, 2023

‘Net effect: Kilkenny residents asked to support CF’s 65 Roses Day as it goes online

The people of Kilkenny are being asked to support people living with cystic fibrosis and their families by donating online at 65rosesday.ie on April 10.

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

Among the well-known faces to lend their support to this very worthy cause, and encouraging the public to rally behind it, are Kilkenny  TDs, John McGuinness and Jennifer Murnane O’Connor who recently attended the national launch of the fundraising campaign.

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 52 people with CF registered as being from Wicklow in 2018.

People can support 65 Roses Day by:

  • Donating online at 65RosesDay.ie
  • Texting Fight CF to 50300 for €4

More information on how you can support Cystic Fibrosis Ireland on 65 Roses Day, please call Brendán on LoCall 1890 311 211, email fundraising@cfireland.ie or visit 65RosesDay.ie

People can find the appeal on Facebook at facebook.com/CysticFibrosisIreland and on Twitter at twitter.com/cf_ireland. The campaign hashtag is #65RosesDay

Picture: Cystic Fibrosis Ambassador Ciara Murray with Fergal Smyth, CFI, with TD Jennifer Murnane O’Connor

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