Roses fundraiser for cys­tic fi­bro­sis

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GWELUP 10-year-old Lyla Gil­lard (left) has spent her life in and out of hos­pi­tal.

The Wem­b­ley Pri­mary School Year 5 stu­dent was di­ag­nosed with cys­tic fi­bro­sis at six weeks old and since she was aged two has spent sev­eral weeks in hos­pi­tal for treat­ment every three months. But mother Hay­ley Gil­lard said her daugh­ter “takes it as it comes”.

“She’s quite re­mark­able. She’s a tough cookie,” she said. Mrs Gil­lard and fam­ily mem­bers visit Kar­rinyup Shop­ping Cen­tre each year to sell roses as part of 65 Roses Day, which raises money for Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis WA (CFWA).

They also run an an­nual cor­po­rate golf day, which has raised $800,000 in seven years.

Mrs Gil­lard said it was im­por­tant to raise aware­ness of the dis­ease, as well as funds for re­search into a cure.

Roses will be on sale for $5 at Kar­rinyup Shop­ping Cen­tre on May 25 from about 9.30am to 2pm or un­til sold out.

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