Cystic Fibrosis Wellington Christmas Tree Festival 2018
1 Nov 2018
We’re dusting off the tinsel, checking the Christmas lights and stirring up that festive feeling ahead of the fourth annual Cystic Fibrosis Wellington Christmas Tree Festival at Wellington Airport. If you’re an organisation that wants to take part – and we’ve had great trees from the likes of Weta and NZ Post, get in touch because we want you!
Sponsor a tree and then get creative, the more creative the better. Not only does it raise money for the Wellington branch of Cystic Fibrosis it spreads some cheer and gives passengers a little smile travelling home for Christmas.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS WELLINGTON CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
2018 marks 50 years of Cystic Fibrosis NZ, and 50 years of supporting people with cystic fibrosis. This year we are aiming to have 50 trees on display – a huge challenge and an exciting opportunity for the charity. Businesses and organisations sponsor and decorate a tree (there are prizes for best dressed tree), and the funds raised support the valuable work of Cystic Fibrosis Wellington. Last Christmas, together we raised enough money to employ a Family Support Worker for the Central Region, and essential medical equipment used by people with cystic fibrosis in the region.
ABOUT CYSTIC FIBROSIS WELLINGTON
Cystic fibrosis is a life-limiting condition. It is caused by a faulty gene, (that one in 25 carry, often without knowing) and causes a wide range of symptoms such as reduced lung function, chronic infections and malnutrition. There is currently no cure.
Cystic Fibrosis Wellington are our local branch of Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand, who work towards a vision of all people living with cystic fibrosis can experience optimised quality of life. Their work includes providing information and support, advocacy, medical equipment and welfare assistance, plus helping enable the nation's best scientists research new treatments and a cure.