Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis gets ¤27,000 cash boost

Bray People - - Special Report - Mary FOG­A­RTY

SEAN KA­VANAGH and his dad Joe were de­lighted to present a cheque to Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Ire­land last week for an amaz­ing ¤27,000.

The fa­ther-son duo raised the enor­mous amount of money by tak­ing on the chal­lenge of a 176k tan­dem cy­cle to Cork last Au­gust, which they suc­cess­fully com­pleted to the pride of their many friends and fam­ily mem­bers, in­clud­ing Sean’s mum San- dra Ka­vanagh. They handed over the cheque last Thurs­day at Sean’s school, St. Cro­nan’s, where the staff and pupils had taken part in the fund rais­ing drive tire­lessly over the past num­ber of months.

Brave Sean, who is just 10 years old, has CF him­self and knows that the or­gan­i­sa­tion can do a lot to help other chil­dren like him­self to cope.

The money raised will go to­wards build­ing a new four-bed unit at Crum­lin Hospi­tal for chil- dren with CF. ‘ He wanted so much to give back to our Lady’s Hospi­tal For Sick Chil­dren in Crum­lin,’ said his aunt Denise, adding that what he had achieved along with his fa­ther was a par­tic­u­lar tes­ta­ment to the thought­ful­ness of the Bray young­ster.

For more in­for­ma­tion on CF or how you can help, go to www.cfire­land.ie. The Ka­vanagh fam­ily in­tends to con­tinue to raise much-needed funds for the group.

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