The challenge is that individuals with CF are encouraged to participate in as much physical activity as possible. Through our ‘Get Active’ service we normally provide individuals affected by CF with sport & fitness equipment to encourage them to get out and about and be more independent ie bikes, personal training sessions or gym memberships/sport or fitness classes. During lockdown, there is a need for alternative equipment, all incurring additional cost. Through this project the Fund aim to support young people with the provision of this equipment, delivered directly to their home to maintain fitness.
The Leanne Fund received £6,000 to support Cystic Fibrosis sufferers who were shielding or self-isolating and no longer able to attend gym or fitness classes. They provided home exercise equipment, necessary to help maintain lung function, to 14 people and crisis grants for 30 families.
Your generous funding has been very important for our organisation and has made a significant impact on the number of young people with Cystic Fibrosis in Grampian region that we have been able to support during the initial lockdown period.
The local lockdown in Aberdeen also impacted us as we had to stop all pick up of donations which in turn reduce the levels of stock which we had for sale in our charity shop.
The Leanne Fund is very grateful to have received this funding through the Lord Provost’s Hardship Fund to support individuals affected by Cystic Fibrosis in Grampian with fitness equipment to enable them to maintain their fitness while they must shield at home due to heightened risk from COVID 19. Your generous funding has been very important for our organisation and has made a significant impact on the number of young people with Cystic Fibrosis that we have been able to support.’
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