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Meet Matt from the Wirral running the London Marathon to raise awareness of his own condition, Cystic Fibrosis

29/09/2021

This Wirral resident is running the London Marathon to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis

Matt Strange, aged 36 from the Wirral has been running for over 25 years and, as well as keeping fit, he is keen to use his own story of living with cystic fibrosis to raise awareness of the condition and support the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Matt said:

“Having cystic fibrosis has many ups and downs, but for me those downs have transformed me into the strong and determined person I am today. They’ve shown me that I can push my body to its limits and taught me not be afraid of what life has to throw at me.

As with everyone with CF, I do countless treatments on a daily basis: from physio to Nebulisers, and I have to take a cocktail of tablets. I have always been so disciplined with my treatments as I always want to get the best out of myself, especially with my running, so missing them is not an option for me.

Matt

“I’ve always been a keen runner and have competed all over the country. The marathon was the next challenge on my list, so what better way to tick that off than to run in London. I hope that my fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust will help towards more brilliant research; it is nice to be part of that and know that however much we fundraise it is helping to make people’s lives that little bit better.”

Beverley Burnham-Jones, Head of Community and Events at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said:

“We’re so grateful to our wonderful supporters, some of whom have cystic fibrosis themselves, for taking on this mammoth challenge. Their inspiring efforts make a massive difference in helping us support people with CF across the UK and fund vital and life changing research.”

Find out more about Cystic Fibrosis Trust here.

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