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Sons Raise More Cash for Cystic Fibrosis

November 27, 2010

SEVERAL people have asked how we got on with the Big Night Oot for CF and the fundraising day, also for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust a couple of weeks back.

Well, it was a great success. One of the collectors was Peter (left), caught on camera collecting outside the home gate.

Kelli Gallacher of CF writes: “At the game with Ayr United on Saturday 13th November we raised £252 by selling raffle tickets for the shirt and by people making donations. I was the mascot on the day for Ayr and ran out on the pitch wearing a CF T-shirt to raise awareness.  Cassie Wren and her family, who are Ayr Fans, travelled up from Stranraer on the day to help.  Cassie’s daughter has cystic fibrosis.

“The shirt was won by Mrs Finnie of Clydebank.  Around 300 people were at the Big Night Oot.  It was brilliant!  A real party atmosphere.  There were performances from Girls RLoud, Lees School of Dance, Tony Devine, Singerstation, The Numpties, Natasha McColm, Hannah Campbell, fABBAlous, Take This… and me!  Our sponsors for the night were Best Acts, Dumbarton FC, Robert Sloan Catering, Bonhill Pharmacy, Jems Cleaning Services and Stacey’s Flobadobs. (Sons player Andy Geggan was on this table, as there is a family connection with CF)

Dumbarton FC donated a signed ball and a directors day for two.  The whole fundraising efforts raised around £6,000!  A brilliant amount of money – but the night also raised awareness of cystic fibrosis.  Something that is just as important.”

Cystic fibrosis is the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited disease affecting more than 7,000 children and adults. 1 in 2,500 newborn babies in the UK, about 5 children each week, are affected with the disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the country’s only national charity dedicated to all aspects of cystic fibrosis. It funds research to treat and cure cystic fibrosis and aims to ensure appropriate clinical care and support for people with the condition.

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