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Wellington Branch

Welcome to the Wellington Branch of Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand. We have one of the larger memberships while being a relatively small area geographically. We service the Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa districts.

Contact Branch

Key contacts

Nicci Hughson Wellington Branch


  • Branch Co-Chair
  • Phone 027 348 2155
Paula Richards Wellington Branch


  • Branch Co-Chair
  • Phone 021 494 020
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  • Central Region Field Worker
  • Phone 021 192 6234

What can we help with?

We provide equipment essential for people with CF, support for parents and people with CF, information and education, financial support, and help with meetings and conference attendance.

We also help with welfare issues and work closely with Jude, our local social worker.

About us

We are an active branch holding a number of fundraising events each year to raise the funds we need to support people with CF and their families in our area.

Our annual Cystic Fibrosis Christmas Tree Festival is the highlight of our fundraising calendar attracting significant support from local businesses and organisations.

We are always looking for volunteers, so if you are interested please contact the branch. Your assistance will be gratefully received.

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Fundraise with us

We're an active branch and are proactive with fundraising to ensure continuity of service and care to our community members. Our signature fundraiser is the Wellington Christmas Tree Festival and we also participate in the Entertainment Book fundraiser.

Read more about the Christmas Tree Festival

Purchase your Entertainment Book

Give to this branch

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.

Donate to the Wellington branch

Get in touch

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.

We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.  If you would like to attend please get in touch with the branch. If you are interested in coming along to see what we do, please contact Paula Richards.

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Committee members

  • Jane Porter Wellington Branch


    I am the besotted aunt of Otis who was diagnosed with CF when he was just a few days old. I got involved with the Wellington branch as a way to learn more about CF and to find ways to support people with CF. I am keen to help other people learn about CF and what we can do better to support people who have CF - this includes looking at how we can better fund treatment and research!

  • Michele Wilson Wellington Branch


    Steve and I have three daughters, the youngest of whom has CF.  Lily is 19, studying Law at Canterbury uni and experiencing everything life has to offer.  As well as being a branch member, at the end of 2017 I was elected to the CFNZ Board. One of my biggest contributions is the growth of the Christmas Tree Festival, which is now held at Wellington Airport. 


  • Beth Hughson Wellington Branch


    Five years ago my beautiful granddaughter was born. When she was diagnosed with CF I joined the Wellington Branch. I have had the role of treasurer for the branch since then. I knew little about CF at the time so it's been quite a learning curve. It is for my precious granddaughter, and all the others like her, that I am involved with the many things that our branch takes part in.

  • Chantelle Wellington Branch

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  • Nicci Hughson Wellington Branch


  • Paula Richards Wellington Branch


    I have two wonderful daughters, Madison aged 8 and Stella is 6. My eldest has CF. I decided to join the Wellington Branch committee when Madison was 2 years old. I wanted to ensure I did my bit to help the region with fundraising, social support and advocacy. I have been Co-Chairperson of the branch for the last 3 years.