Charity

Orchard & Berry are proud to support two charities, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and local charity, St. Oswald’s Hospice.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The CFT is the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with CF, and those who care for them.

CF is a debilitating, life shortening and inherited disease affecting 10,000 people in the UK. It is caused by a faulty gene which causes the lungs to be clogged with mucus, making breathing difficult. The digestive system is also affected.

Thanks to the CFT campaign to introduce mandatory new born screening for CF in the UK in 2007, it has led to people receiving treatment earlier.

More than half of CF sufferers in the UK will live past 41, and improved care and treatments mean that a baby born today is expected to live even longer. As yet, there is no cure for CF.

The CFT provides support and advice to sufferers and their families, and their on going research programme strives to develop treatments that will impact on CF, and will one day find a treatment to beat it for good.

Read more about CF on www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk

St Oswald’s Hospice

St. Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne, is committed to providing excellence in Specialist Hospice Care for adults, children and young adults from across the North East of England.

With a team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, complementary therapists and many volunteers, their aim is to allow patients and their families to feel supported, understood, listened to and cared for and in safe expert hands. They address not only the physical symptoms with emphasis on pain control, but their emotional and spiritual needs too.

St. Oswald’s is a self-funding voluntarily organisation who need to raise £6.5 million every year to keep going. No charge is made for their services – ensuring care is available to everyone in need.

To learn more about the work of St. Oswald Hospice, go to www.stoswaldsuk.org

Orchard & Berry are proud to be involved in fundraising activities across the year for both charities. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, our Blog and Facebook to find out more about our fundraising activities.