Cystic Fibrosis

Wed 11th July 2018 at 12.50 - 14.00

David Badura, of the Butterfly Trust, will explain how the Trust is empowering people with cystic fibrosis accross Scotland

St Andrews Rotary Club, lead by Bruce Alexander, has supported the Butterfly Trust over recent years and presented a cheque for £200 to David.

David Badura, the Admin and Fundraising Manager for The Butterfly Trust, was the speaker at the Rotary Club of St Andrews. The Butterfly Trust was founded in 2002 to provide support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetically inherited, life limiting condition with one in twenty fife people carrying the faulty gene that causes the condition. He told us that people with Cystic Fibrosis experience repeated chest infections that cause chronic lung disease. There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis and the Butterfly Trust tries to make sure sufferers have access to the support they need to ensure they can benefit from optimum home care and enjoy the best quality of life in the community.

Robert Harrison a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer from St Andrews also attended the Rotary meeting. The Rotary supported the Butterfly Trust in the past and Robert was able to benefit from regular chest physiotherapy sessions. He also told us about the very strict regime he has to adhere to each day regarding his medication and his diet. He said how important it was for him to exercise but this is often difficult due to chronic tiredness.

Hamish Tait gave the vote of thanks and thanked David and Robert for explaining so clearly to the members what it is like to live with Cystic Fibrosis.

President Kim Keble-White presented a cheque from the Rotary to the Butterfly Trust to help them continue with their essential work.

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