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Auckland Branch

Welcome to the Auckland branch of Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand. We cover the area from Warkworth to Pokeno and provide support to all people with CF and their families and caregivers. We’re a proactive group trying to make life for families impacted by CF a lot easier.

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Key Contacts

Kath Sanderson Auckland Branch Coordinator

Kath
Sanderson

  • Auckland Branch Coordinator
  • auckadmin@cfnz.org.nz
  • Phone 09 379 0374
Gretchen Kitching Northern Fieldworker

Gretchen
Kitching

  • Northern Region Field Worker
  • gretchen@cfnz.org.nz
  • Phone 029 773 1398
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Jill
Thorrat

  • Branch Chair
  • jathorrat@hotmail.com
  • Phone

How we help

We assist people with CF and their families with:

  • essential equipment
  • welfare issues
  • peer support
  • help when in hospital
  • clinic support, eg parking vouchers
  • education and information
  • financial and emotional support.

We’re an active committee, and we organise fundraising events throughout the year to raise vital funds needed to support our community, including Awareness Week activities, the Auckland Marathon, movie nights and selling the Entertainment Book. We also hold social get-togethers for parents, families and caregivers. Our committee is primarily made up of parents of people with CF however we also have several committee members who do not have family connections but who feel very connected with our cause.

Connecting the community

Our people with cystic fibrosis do not socialise due to issues around cross infection. The Auckland Branch has various ways for our community to connect.

We have an Auckland Branch Facebook page that provides regular updates and our e-newsletter is emailed each month and contains articles from our community, photos, updates from Auckland and Starship hospitals, branch news, diary dates, summaries from conferences and other events and much more. Email our branch coordinator Kath if you would like to sign up to receive the monthly Auckland Branch e-newsletter. 

Helping our Auckland CF community be informed and engaged is important to the Auckland Branch committee.

 

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Fundraising for Auckland Branch

We have plenty of ideas of how you can help the Auckland Branch fundraise. For Awareness Week (13 - 19 August) we are running a Steps for CF Winter Challenge. This is an easy social way to fundraise for your branch. All you need to do is set up a Give a Little Page, gather some sponsors and then get out and clock up those steps. Get your friends involved and have some fun with others at the same time. 

How about selling some chocolate fish or running a bake sale? We are still in need of volunteers to help with our charity street collection on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August, if you can spare an hour or so then contact Kath auckadmin@cfnz.org.nz.

 

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Life for people with CF is a daily struggle for survival, copious medication, physiotherapy and frequent hospitalisations. Most people with CF and their families will tell you apart from the obvious dream of a cure, their dearest wish is most often simply for a ‘normal’ life. As a branch, we try and make the everyday easier, by providing a number of support services to people with CF and their families.

 

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Auckland Branch News

Contact

We’re always looking for people to be involved with the branch – whether this is as a committee member, assisting at an event or other ways you think your skills may benefit the branch.

If you’re interested in volunteering for us or coming along to a meeting, please contact Kath on the below email. Our committee meetings are held monthly (usually a Tuesday evening) at our office in Grafton Road.

auckadmin@cfnz.org.nz
www.facebook.com/CysticFibrosisAK/

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Committee Members

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    Allyson
    Harvey

    I have been involved with the CF Auckland Committee for many years. Being involved with the CF Auckland Branch had made me more appreciative of good health, and brings home the reality that a lot of people, who through no fault of their own, have no control over their health and well-being. I am glad that my contribution can help in assisting PWCF’s and their families.

  • Jane Drumm Chair of CFNZ Board

    Jane
    Drumm

    I have been on the Auckland Branch committee for around 20 years now and have twice had the pleasure of being Chair. Being part of this team of dedicated people making a difference for PWCF and families and the sharing, support and friendship has helped significantly over the years when coping with the daily challenges of CF with my own adult children.  I also have the honour of putting my interest and experience into my role as Chair of the CFNZ Board, which I have chaired for 11 years now.

  • Sally Sprosen CF Auckland branch committee

    Sally
    Sprosen

    Being part of the committee keeps me up to date with what’s going on and gives me the opportunity to make sure we are supporting our CF community in the best way possible. I have made many close friends through the committee and they are my amazing CF support network.

  • Sarah Cahill CF Auckland branch committee

    Sarah
    Cahill

    I’m a former paediatric nurse, having worked for many years at Starship Children’s Hospital – in a few different roles, but predominantly based on Ward 26B. During my nursing career I worked with a lot of children and young adults affected by CF and I was inspired by their determination and positivity in often challenging circumstances. I joined the Auckland branch committee in 2015 and am thoroughly enjoying be a part of a fantastic and hardworking group.

  • Malcolm Lambert CF Auckland branch committee

    Malcolm
    Lambert

    I have two beautiful children aged 10 and 12, and my eldest son Matthew has CF. I enjoy sailing and managed the ‘Sail for CF’ event in 2016. I joined the committee to get more involved in the Auckland CF Community and I have a passion for getting people with CF more involved in outdoor activity based events.