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19/09/2021

Council landmarks light up for Cystic Fibrosis Week

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Derry and Strabane Council area has been showing its support for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week running June 18-24, with a number of local landmarks lighting up yellow to raise awareness about the genetic condition. The Guildhall, Council Offices at Strand Road and The Tinney’s sculpture in Strabane have all been illuminated in the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s trademark yellow to highlight the ongoing campaign to fund research into the condition. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle, said he was delighted to show support for the charities tasked with supporting local families affected Cystic Fibrosis. “By illuminating these key sites in bright yellow we want to highlight the work of the charities who are doing such fantastic work offering support and advice, and to heighten awareness of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in general,” he stressed. “The condition affects thousands of families across the UK, and we want to aid the campaign to improve the standards of care for those affected and assist those fund raising for further research into the prevention and management of the condition. I would really encourage people to support the campaign if they can.” Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,400 people in the UK. Living with cystic fibrosis can be extremely challenging, but it doesn't have to stop you from going to school, having a family or getting a job. You can find out more about the condition and the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk Pictured above: Derry's Guildhall will be lit up yellow to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis.

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