Premitec – Supporting Good Causes
At Premitec, you may already know that we are involved with fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and in 2014, Premitec MD, Ian Pickles cycled the Prudential London 100 mile bike ride and raised money for the CF Trust.
Well, aside from this, we’re also supporting a number of other good causes and events that the general public and our customers are undertaking.
Are you running a marathon, swimming the channel or cycling an ungodly amount of miles? Whatever it is that you may be doing, let us know the details and we may give you some coverage on our blog and help to promote your good cause.
We’re supporting good causes – see our stories
Keith Simpson is in training for his first Marathon run in 50 years!! His daughter Sophie has learning difficulties. Sophie attends a local activities centre. The Apuldram Centre’s objective is to provide meaningful daytime occupational activities to adults with...
Jonathan Pickles, Chris Fuller, Jonny McKenna, Andy Collins, Paul Dugdale, and Neil Stansfield raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust http://www.justgiving.com/JonnyPickles/ by completeing the Three Peaks Challenge. The Three Peaks consist of Ben Nevis in...
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Premitec are involved with fund raising for this Cystic Fibrosis Trust. In fact, their MD Mr. Ian Pickles cycled the Prudential London 100 mile cycle ride August 2014 to raise money for the Trust.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited diseases. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a single defective gene. As a result, the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, become clogged with thick sticky mucus resulting in chronic infections and inflammation in the lungs and difficulty digesting food.
For further information please visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk.
More than two million people in the UK carry the faulty gene – around 1 in 25 of the population. (Example 1 person in a football team or rugby team. They may not know they have the defective gene..!)
There is currently no cure for CF but many treatments are available to manage it, including physiotherapy,exercise, medication and nutrition.
Each week five babies are born with CF, and two people die.
More than half of the CF population in the UK will live past 41, and improved care and treatments mean that a baby born today is expected to live even longer. Visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk.