Offaly people urged to donate to Cystic Fibrosis this Friday

People in Offaly are being urged to help Cystic Fibrosis Ireland meet its fundraising target of €300,000 by making a donation at one of its three designated collection points in Offaly this Friday, April 12, which is National 65 Roses Day.

Volunteers will be out in force selling purple roses in Offaly at three separate locations:

Dunnes Stores, St Francis Street, Edenderry

Dunnes Stores, Unit 38 The Bridge Centre, Distillery Lane, Tullamore

Dunnes Stores, Church Road, Tullamore

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system. Ireland has the highest incidence of CF in the world and some of the most severe types. There are more than 1,400 people living with CF in Ireland and the number is increasing each year as a result of improvements in treatment and care.

Funds raised on 65 Roses Day will help to provide exercise equipment, counselling sessions, and grants for people with CF undergoing a transplant, fertility assessment or families with CF who have recently been bereaved. Funds also go to support Cystic Fibrosis research and the building of new CF hospital facilities and the funding of specialist CF staff.

65 Roses Day derives its name from the way in which young children often first say the words "cystic fibrosis" and seeks to raise much-needed funds for Cystic Fibrosis services and supports for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.

Please support Cystic Fibrosis Ireland on 65 Roses Day, Friday 12th April by donating online at or purchasing a purple rose in participating Dunnes Stores Shopping Centres and other outlets nationwide.