2018 Updates Coming Soon and a new Fundraising page.
So far this year we have raised over £8000.00 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, thank you all for your help and for the kind people who have helped me in my wild challenges.
Thank you 'Grant & Rochelle' owners.
'Aurora-Heaven' the owner of The Wool Factory's beautiful little girl was born on the 1st of August 2015 with Cystic Fibrosis.
(Aurora 01/08/15) (Aurora + Dad, Grant, Nov 2016)
Aurora-Heaven was born with a blockage in her bowel and had to have an operation on her first day of life. The obstruction was caused by Meconium Ileus, (unusually thick tenacious meconium) that clogs the intestines of the bowel caused by Cystic Fibrosis. Part of her bowel had to be brought out of her stomach either side of her belly button (called stomas). This was done to help clear the Meconium.
One week later it was confirmed that our beautiful daughter has Cystic Fibrosis. It took a long while for the Meconium to fully clear and and for her bowel to work. As a result Aurora-Heaven was unable to have bottle feeds for many weeks and had TPN (Nutrition via a vein). Her progress was up and down and she struggled with weight gain for a long time. Once she was stable enough she underwent a second operation to put all of her bowel together again, thankfully the operation went well and her bowel started slowly working properly. Altogether Aurora- Heaven spent the first 11 weeks of her life in Hospital. We would like to thank the Neonatal Surgical team at Sheffield Childrens Hospital for the fantastic work that they done for our daughter and the Cystic Fibrosis team that provide her with continuous care.
Aurora has Physio therapy sessions twice a day, various daily medications and enzymes before every feed to help digest her food properly.
Aurora is now 16 Months old and her progress since coming out of Hospital has been fantastic.
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK's most common life-threatening genetic diseases.Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a single defective gene. As a result, the internal organs especially the lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick sticky mucus resulting in chronic infections and inflammation in the lungs and difficulty digesting food.
1 in 25 people are carriers of the faulty gene, over 2 million carriers in the U.K. and most people do not know that they are carriers. If two carriers have a baby there is a 1 in 4 chance the baby will have Cystic Fibrosis.
There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis and here at The Wool Factory we want to help find one!
Our target is to raise £25,000 for Cystic Fibrosis by the end of September 2017. To help us reach this target please donate by visiting our Virgin Money Giving page here: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/thewoolfactory
100% of your money will go to the Cystic Fibrosis trust to invest in new treatments, research and hopefully one day a cure to beat Cystic Fibrosis for good.
We would like to thank all our customers for there support and we aim to become a company highly associated with Cystic Fibrosis.
To find out more about Cystic Fibrosis please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Trust website here: www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk
If you have any ideas for fundraising events or any ways we can raise money for CF please contact us.
Thank you for taking the time to read this page and we thank you for your support and custom.
The Wool Factory Team
17th June: Grant is taking on a 10,000 feet Skydive in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, where the Cystic Fibrosis Trust will be trying to beat a world record attempt with as many people jumping out of a plane within 24 hours with all funds being raised and given to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The Wool Factory In Store Shop 2017 promise.
Our promises: Everday we will donate our end of day takings loose change to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
We will update our page with more info on our fundraising soon...
Donate to Cystic Fibrosis Trust Here - Help us reach our £25,000 target