Cake bake for Cystric Fibrosis

South Queensferry Medical Practice is to hold a cake bake and tombola on Thursday, May 3, in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK’s most common, life-threatening, inherited diseases and one in 25 people in the UK carry the faulty gene that causes it. If two carriers start a family, each baby has a one in four chance of being born with cystic fibrosis. This life threatening disease affects every cell in their bodies but, particularly, the lungs and digestive system. The average life expectancy is, at present, 31 years. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust work tirelessly on behalf of sufferers and are currently funding medical and scientific research to develop a cure and provide effective treatments for CF. Recently, a huge amount of fundraising was carried out for Clinical Gene Therapy trials and, as a result, three specialist CF units in Edinburgh, London and Oxford are taking these trials to Phase 2 which will hopefully result in a cure. The event, from 9am to midday is being being staged to coincide with CF Awareness week. Members of the public are welcome to drop in. All donations gratefully accepted.