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RCSI Student Union raises funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

10 October 2013

On Wednesday 9 October, Naude Du Plessis, Student Union President 2012/13 presented a cheque for €8,500 to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. The sum was raised by Naude and his Student Union team during their reign. Each year, the RCSI Student Union adopt a charity and hold events and activities during the year to raise funds on their behalf.

RCSI SU raises funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Corriena Brien and Sandra Bonetto from Student Services welcomed Cystic Fibrosis Ireland representative, Rosie Begley to RCSI. Rosie collected the cheque on behalf of CFI.Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease that primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system. Ireland has the highest incidence of Cystic Fibrosis in the world. Approximately 1 in 19 Irish people are said to 'carry' one copy of the altered gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis. Set up by a small group of parents, CFI celebrates its 50th year in 2013.

RCSI SU raises funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Corriena Brien, Student Services Manager congratulated Naude and his SU team for their commitment and dedication in raising this impressive sum of money. She went on to add, ‘It was Naude’s experience while on hospital rotations that spurred his interest in Cystic Fibrosis. He was determined to do something to help. And he has certainly achieved this’.