Cystic fibrosis warrior Erin (5) joining siblings Anna (7) and John-James (9) in epic June fundraising drive

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
A big-hearted Derry family are taking part in an epic fund-raising drive for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust led by little Erin (5), who lives with the condition, and her big sister Anna (7) and brother John-James (9).

Throughout the month of June, Erin, Anna and John-James will be walking over 11 kilometres each week to raise money for the charity.

This will be used to fund research and provide support for families affected by cystic fibrosis – a genetic condition affecting the lungs and digestive system.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Mum Melita will be running 11km per day for a cause very close to her heart.

Erin (5), who lives with the condition, and her big sister Anna (7) and brother John-James (9), are taking part in an epic fund-raising drive for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.Erin (5), who lives with the condition, and her big sister Anna (7) and brother John-James (9), are taking part in an epic fund-raising drive for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Erin (5), who lives with the condition, and her big sister Anna (7) and brother John-James (9), are taking part in an epic fund-raising drive for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

"Cystic fibrosis awareness week is coming up from June 17 to 23,” said Melita. “We are once again using this month to raise money for the CF Trust.

“Currently there are 11,000 people in the UK living with CF. We are running 11km every day while John-James, Anna and Erin, our ‘CF warrior’ are walking 11km a week.

Read More
Children in Crossfire's Richard Moore thanks ‘inspiration’ Geraldine Mullan afte...

“We are proud to say that last year we raised a fantastic £1,885. Maybe we can even beat this amount this year.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
Erin (5), her big sister Anna (7) and brother John-James (9), with their mum Melita and uncle Kieran, who are taking part in an epic fund-raising drive for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.Erin (5), her big sister Anna (7) and brother John-James (9), with their mum Melita and uncle Kieran, who are taking part in an epic fund-raising drive for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Erin (5), her big sister Anna (7) and brother John-James (9), with their mum Melita and uncle Kieran, who are taking part in an epic fund-raising drive for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The Hampseys have set up a PayPal link for anyone who wishes to contribute to the fundraising effort.

"We would love anyone who can to help us support the amazing work that the CF Trust do. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

"Donations can be made at the following link. https://paypal.me/donationsCf?country.x=GB&locale.x=en_GB,” said Melita.

The CF Trust funds vital research to improve care and support the search for effective treatments for the illness.

"We won't stop until everyone with cystic fibrosis can live without limits,” it states.

Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.