Cystic Fibrosis Christmas Tree Festival 2022
6 Sep 2022
Make your business shine bright and help improve the lives of kiwis with cystic fibrosis by sponsoring a Christmas tree at Wellington Airport.
The annual Cystic Fibrosis Wellington 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.
From 22 November – 9 January you can light up a Christmas tree with your business-branded decorations and support children and adults living with cystic fibrosis. The possibilities are endless and are limited only by your imagination. It is super-easy to be involved - we provide the tree, all you need to do is sign-up as a sponsor, get your creativity flowing and spend a couple of hours decorating it with your team in November. Registration for the 2022 festival is now open!
ABOUT CYSTIC FIBROSIS NEW ZEALAND
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a serious and ultimately terminal genetic condition affecting more than 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 assists in providing medical equipment, vouchers during hospitalisations, plus advocacy services to secure cutting-edge medicines and support of cutting-edge research.