Charity Screening of the movie Five Feet Apart to raise valuable funds for the Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Services at Morriston Hospital.
About the Film: Seventeen year old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control – all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.
Cystic fibrosis is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening genetic conditions. It’s caused by inheriting two copies of a defective gene that one in 25 people in the UK carry, usually without knowing it. If two carriers have a baby, the child has a one-in-four chance of having cystic fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis affects the movement of salt between cells, causing the liquid in the lungs and digestive system to be thicker than usual. This can make it difficult to breathe and cause repeated lung infections, as well as issues with digesting food and absorbing nutrients. Half of those who died from CF last year were aged under 32, though babies born with the condition today could be expected to live much longer.
A member of our local community is raising money for the Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Services at Morriston Hospital. Children with CF require frequent medical appointments, they take many tablets and nebulisers and often require lengthy hospital stays just to stay “well”.
Please join us to raise money and awareness, if you can’t make it and would like to donate a raffle prize, please contact us.