26th January 2022

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Ellie’s Marathon Mountain climb for Dad with Cystic Fibrosis

A 10-year-old girl has taken on a year of fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Better Life appeal by setting a physical activity for each month.

Ellie has decided to climb Pen Y Fan and Snowdon with her mother and uncle to raise money for and awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.

Ellie said: “My Dadi has Cystic Fibrosis and this makes his chest bad and he needs a lot of antibiotics mostly through a line they put in his arm.

“Sometimes Dadi has to go to the Cystic Fibrosis unit in Llandough Hospital when he’s really bad.

“I get to go see him all the time and the doctors and nurses are really nice. There are only 7 beds in the unit and sometimes patients have to wait to go there and some patients are in there for a few weeks or a few months.”

The Better Life Appeal for Cystic Fibrosis are raising money to build a bigger CF unit – more beds for patients who are bad and they want to make it feel more like home for patients and families who are in there for a long time.

Ellie continued: “The team in Llandough are always giving Dadi new things, medications and different equipment which cost a lot of money. They keep Dadi well to carry on doing things with me, Amily and Mami.

“I want to help raise money for Cystic Fibrosis so they can carry on looking after Dadi and all the other people with Cystic Fibrosis – so if you would like to sponsor me I would be very greatful.”

The challenge:

January – To walk pen y fan mountain

February – To walk pen y fan mountain

March – To walk pen y fan mountain

April – To walk pen y fan mountain

May – To walk pen y fan mountain

June – To walk pen y fan mountain

July – To walk Snowdon mountain

August – To complete the SAS training event ‘the fan dance’ (29 miles of mountain walk)

September – My Uncle will do one last challenge on his own which is to complete on foot 1,000,000 meters in the single month (which on average is 21 miles every day).

You can visit Ellie’s Just Giving page here.

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