Sussex independent builders merchant Chandlers Building Supplies has launched a new charity challenge – to raise £50,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The Chandlers £50k Challenge is in honour of Chandlers employee Rob Sadler, a cystic fibrosis sufferer himself, who has worked for Chandlers for 30 of his 50 years.
Over the years Sadler, who is based at Chandlers’ Petworth branch, has raised thousands of pounds for the charity and is thrilled that Chandlers has pledged their support.
Chandlers commercial director Richard Skinner says: “With the average life expectancy of a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer being just 35 years old we are embarking on this exciting and ambitious challenge in celebration of Rob’s long service to the company and his zest and passion for life. The whole company has fully got behind the campaign and are busy organising events to take place, but we also want the community to be part of this and give their support.”
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited diseases caused by a faulty gene meaning that internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive systems, become clogged with thick, sticky mucus, resulting in infections and inflammation that make it hard to breathe and digest food.
Currently, there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis but treatments are improving all the time. The money that will be raised through the Chandlers appeal will help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust continue to fund medical and scientific research to find effective treatments; ensure appropriate clinical care and provide information, advice and support to anyone affected by the disease.
The Rob Sadler Cystic Fibrosis Appeal has a dedicated Just Giving page where donations can be made directly to the campaign – www.justgiving.com/chandlers50kchallenge.