On Friday 17th September, Board24 Coalville, came together in a bright fundraising event to help raise awareness and funds for people affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,600 people in the UK, in which the lungs and the digestive system get clogged with mucus.

Therefore, raising funds for this cause will help those suffering receive treatment, enabling them to live longer, happier lives.

Dean Mills, an operative on Corrugator 1, at Coalville, took part in the Serpentine Swim, Hyde Park, in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. To help support their colleague, the Wellbeing Group oragnised a ‘Wear Yellow Day’, which numerous office and factory staff took part in.

Additionally, 90 cupcakes were baked to help encourage donations – no one can resist a sweet treat. Contributions towards the cupcakes helped raise £262, resulting in a combined total with Dean Mills JustGiving page of £408.00. (£494.75 including gift aid)  

Dean Mills commented, “The Cystic Fibrosis Trust charity is extremely close to my heart, as 2 of my family members are affected with the condition. I wanted to support them in their fight against it. As a keen runner, I thought the Serpentine Swim would be a great challenge to conquer. Overcoming nerves and muscle ache, I completed the 2-mile swim in 2hours 29 minutes”. 

Dean went on to say, “I am extremely grateful to those that dug deep into their pockets and supported this cause. Although I may do the physical race, the giving up of your hard-earned cash doesn’t go unnoticed!”

Should anyone still wish to make a donation please visit Dean’s JustGiving page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=DeanMills3&pageUrl=2