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Cheryl Dester

Trek up Bennachie

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]For as long as I remember, The Leanne fund has been providing myself and fellow cystic fibrosis (cf) patients and families in the Grampian, Highlands and Islands vital social, practical and financial support. [/p][p]They are the foremost Cystic Fibrosis charity working with individuals and families. There is no other Cystic Fibrosis organisation that provides the service that The Leanne Fund do. [/p][p]Personally speaking I have had “pamper boxes” and tv cards whilst in hospital to take my mind off of being unwell away from my family. I had counselling paid for to help me when my mental health wasn’t good due to the debilitating disease that is cystic fibrosis and what comes with it. At home I’ve had a wii fit console and an excercise bike to help get my body strong for a double lung transplant when I was on the active urgent list. I am still very weak and take each day as it comes but still continue to need and use these amazing gifts. [/p][p]Since starting the amazing Kaftrio on 28th August 2020, I have managed to come off of the transplant list and get my life back. Back to being able to be a mum to my 5 year old, a wife to my amazing husband who was my carer for sooo many years, a friend to my amazing besties and a daughter/grand daughter to my godsend of a family. [/p][p]The Leanne fund has always been there fighting alongside me with the amazing Cystic Fibrosis team in Aberdeen providing anything I needed to help.Chrisetta is literally like my fairy godmother. [/p][p]This year marks their Tenth anniversary and due to the COVID all the amazing things they had planned to do to fundraise has had to be cancelled. Their service requires donations and support to continue their amazing work for every Cystic Fibrosis patient and families on Grampian, Highlands and Islands.[/p][p]I plan to give back to this amazing charity for everything they have done and continue to do for me and my family by walking up Bennachie in Aberdeenshire with some of my amazing besties, husband and not forgetting my dog Sofia, on the 21st of November. I am going to train as hard as I can to make this happen on my excercise bike and walking my daughter to school to build up my strength and stamina as as you can imagine I’ve never been able to do something like this before.[/p][p]Please help me raise money for them. [/p][p]Thank you very much x[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

21 Nov 2020


Dec 30, 2020

Ian proud

Well done from Ian proud x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 9, 2020

NovaBiotics Ltd

Best of luck from all at NovaBiotics!!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Dec 2, 2020

Deb ONeil

No words to describe how good it is to see you doing so well.

Nov 25, 2020

Sammy Dey

You absolute QUEEEEN!! So proud of you & sending so much love always!

Nov 25, 2020

Joe Strachan and Fiona Bruce

Well Done

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 24, 2020

Louise Richert

Amazing achievement. Xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 24, 2020

Helen Bruce

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 23, 2020



Nov 23, 2020

Erleen Cornfield

Well done, you are inspirational

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 23, 2020

Michelle Stirling

Well done Cheryl! U are amazing so happy for you and your family xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid