Cystic Fibrosis Trust Project 2011

Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK’s most common, life-threatening, inherited diseases.

Through research, better understanding and treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, life expectancy is increasing.

When the CF Trust was founded in 1964, a child was lucky to live over five years.
Around half of those with CF today can expect to live over 38 years – not good enough, but getting better.

The CF Trust is one of the charities that the Motcomb Street Party will be supporting in 2011.

A Cystic Fibrosis Wing is currently being built at Kings Hospital in London.

The total cost for each room is £56,000. We are hoping that the Motcomb Street Party could fund a room.

Patients with CF require repeated admission to hospital to treat lung infections and other complications.

Organisms can be transmitted between individuals with CF and sharing bathrooms can increase the risk of cross infection as many of the bacteria specific to CF thrive in these areas. To reduce the risk of cross infection between CF patients they need to be cared for in individual rooms with en-suite facilities. 

The development of a specialist ward area with side rooms and en-suite facilities is needed to cope with the increase in CF patient numbers and to reduce the risk of cross infection.

To address the current problems outlined above, a dedicated facility is proposed which meets the necessary requirements for infection control, with 10 single en-suite rooms, treatment rooms and day case facilities to minimise the risk of cross infection.

The Kings are very happy for us to arrange for particular sponsors to visit the rooms.

As everyone who has ever attended a Motcomb Street Party will know. We have a fantastic time, lots of fun but are very serious about raising the monies we do for our chosen charities. We couldn’t do any of this without the fantastic support from our sponsors.

If you would like have more information about sponsorship, please email Sue Liberman at streetparty@motcombs.co.uk

Website: www.motcombstreetparty.co.uk