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Fundraisers get ready to bounce into cash.

Fundraisers were full of bounce as part of a new drive to raise cash for patients with cystic fibrosis.

The Big Bounce in Cardiff's Atlantic Wharf saw dozens of fun lovers take to their space hoppers and tackle a special assault course in the wacky campaign organised in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The event, which is being held in towns and cities UK-wide during Cystic Fibrosis Week, has already raised more than pounds 200,000 for the trust.

Carolyn Holt, Cystic Fibrosis Trust regional fundraising manager for Wales, said 'Bouncing is fantastic fun and a great way for anyone to exercise. For people with cystic fibrosis, however, it helps to clear the mucus in the lungs, which can attract infection.

'Cystic fibrosis is the UK's most common, life-threatening inherited disease and claims three young lives a week.

'All the money raised from the Big Bounce will help fund research into treating and curing CF. The money will also help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust provide support, advice and clinical care to the 7,500 young people that have cystic fibrosis in the UK.'
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 23, 2006
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