Brave Sophie’s cystic fibrosis battle

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THE parents of a five-year-old girl who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis are urging people to continue donating towards the deserving charity.

Sophie Holgate suffers from the condition, which affects glands that produce body fluids or secretions. Every year her parents, Andrea and Christopher, who live in Billignton, organise a tea party to raise money towards The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. However, due to extensive renovation work at their home this year, they are unable to hold a tea party.

Andrea explained: “This year is slightly different as we moved house two years ago. Shortly after moving house, Sophie became unwell, gradually getting worse. over time.

“After numerous trips to the hospital, tests were completed which showed Sophie had picked up a fungus called Aspergillus, which had grown in her lungs. This fungus grows in damp houses. When we bought our house we didn’t realise the extent of the dampness.

“After taking medical advice from her consultant, Sophie would not have improved living in the house and would always be unwell. Therefore, we decided to take the massive step of knocking down our house and rebuilding it!

“Because of this we will not be organising Sophie’s tea party, but do hope you will continue to support us.”

Anyone wishing to support this worthwhile cause can make cheques payable to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, C/0 Greenfields, Neddy Lane, Billington, BB7 9ND.