Queen’s Park Community School pupils raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Kind-hearted students have held a sponsored car wash, cake sales and football tournament

Children from Queen’s Park Community School have had a busy couple of weeks raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

With their teachers’ help, the pupils have organised a sponsored car wash, cake sales, football tournaments, sponsored silences, sponsored teddy bear carrying, tombolas, a raffle and a talent show.

So far they have raised more than �300 and there are still lots of events taking place.

Sue Gordine, head of year seven at the school, in Aylestone Avenue, Queen’s Park, said: “Each year group in the school has a nominated charity.

“I was inspired to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (CFT) because my son’s very best friend has CF and I have just started to get a sense of how important the work that the CFT does is.”

The CFT also supports the UK Gene Therapy Consortium, which has just confirmed it has enough funding to begin a groundbreaking gene therapy treatment trial.

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The trial will evaluate whether delivering this therapy once a month to sufferers for a year can improve lung function and reduce the amount of mucus, inflammation and infection in CF patients. To find out more visit www.cftrust.org.uk