A generous donation from a fellow support fund will help the Leanne Fund provide even more support to people living with Cystic Fibrosis. The Stornoway charity have been bowled over by a £20,000 donation from the McIntosh family of Grampian, who set up their own memorial fund after their daughter Jenna passed away in March 2003, at the age of 21.
Now, Jenna's dad Raymond McIntosh said: "We are now not so active and have funds accumulated which I would really like to apply actively to benefit CF sufferers." Through their donation to the Leanne Fund, the McIntosh family are ensuring many more children and young people with CF, and their families, will continue to receive help and support where and when it's needed.
The Leanne Fund was founded by the family of the late Leanne Mitchell to give real and practical help to those affected by CF. Founder-manager Chrisetta Mitchell said: “This money has come at an ideal time for our work, with many more people coming to us for help with rising costs of living and the need to maintain nutrition, heating and activity so that they remain as healthy as possible. “Our aims are very similar to those of the Jenna Fund and we will certainly ensure that the money they have raised will go to those who really need it.”
The Leanne Fund is the foremost Cystic Fibrosis charity working with individuals and families across the Highlands, Islands, Grampian and Tayside regions of Scotland. It provides vital social, practical, emotional and financial assistance, supporting the whole family.