Cystic Fibrosis Christmas Tree Festival 2021
4 Nov 2021
Make your business or community group shine bright this year with a branded Christmas tree at Wellington Airport from 24 November to 9 January.
The annual Christmas Tree Festival is a joint event between Wellington Airport and Cystic Fibrosis NZ helping to raise vital funds to support kiwis living with cystic fibrosis.
It’s not too late to get involved, you simply need to sign up, ‘pay what you can’ and get creative!
ABOUT CYSTIC FIBROSIS NEW ZEALAND
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a serious and ultimately terminal genetic condition affecting around 540 people in NZ.
CF causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus which damages the lungs, digestive system, liver and other parts of the body.
People with CF endure a rigorous daily treatment regime, including chest physiotherapy, oral, nebulised and occasionally intravenous antibiotics, and taking enzyme tablets with food. Some people with CF will have a feeding tube overnight. This regime can take up to three hours each day, having a huge impact on quality of life.
Progressively, CF can cause diabetes, asthma, liver disease, and permanently reduced lung function which, in many cases, requires a transplant.
Life expectancy is in the 30s – less than half that of the average New Zealander.
Cystic Fibrosis NZ is the only charity dedicated to supporting and improving quality of life for people with CF and their families in New Zealand.
Funds raised through the Christmas Tree Festival provides personalised support, whether it is emotional guidance, practical advice, or financial assistance, to individuals and their families throughout their journey.
It also provides medical equipment, vouchers during hospitalisations, and advocacy services to secure cutting-edge medicines such as Trikafta.