Roses fundraiser for cystic fibrosis
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.
For more locations or to donate, visit www. cfwa.org.au/65roses.