16 December 2014

Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust Grant Announcement

Cystic Fibrosis Australia have announced that the Trustees for the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (ACFRT) have approved funding of a research study coming out of the University of Wollongong with conferring institutions, the University of NSW and Nanyang Technological University.

This research will be funded over 3 years up to $588,687.00 and will explore multi-action antibiotics to treat chronic biofilm infections.

We are thrilled that the money we have been able to raise is being used to contribute to this very important research project.

Without your ongoing support this research would not be possible.

All of us at CCF hope this research can make a big difference for all people living with CF.

8 November 2014

CCF raises $371,383.97 profit for research

Conquer Cystic Fibrosis is thrilled to announce that the profit raised at the 2014 Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball and associated events is


This is a truly incredible result and we could not have done it without YOU!

From all of us at CCF, we would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who came along, and to all who have supported us with donations of goods and services as well as the most amazing array of fundraising activities throughout the year.  

With your assistance we have now raised a staggering $1,893,660.63 since the first ball in 2002.

2 October 2014

Personal Training and Gym Subsidy

Conquer Cystic Fibrosis has partnered with CFWA through the provision of a $20,000 grant to provide subsidies for gym memberships and personal trainers to Cystic Fibrosis WA Members.

CCF has allocated this funding from the proceeds of our yearly fundraising.

The programme is a collaborative project between CCF and CFWA to support and encourage young people (13 plus) and adults with CF to establish or continue an exercise routine.

Eligible applicants will receive up to $600 towards personal training sessions or gym membership.

We hope that offering a subsidy for paid personal training sessions and gym memberships to adults and adolescents with CF will give the participants the motivation, knowledge and confidence to establish an exercise routine both during and after the grant funded period.

For more information about the subsidy, including the selection criteria, please check out the CFWA website.

Everyone at CCF is thrilled to support such a valuable programme for teenagers and adults with CF.

We hope that the grant makes a real difference to the lives of people living with CF in Western Australia.

15 May 2014

Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Named Community Volunteer of the Year

We are very, very proud to be named the 2014 WA Community Volunteer of the Year.

The Western Australian Volunteer of the Year awards program is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the endeavours of Western Australia’s volunteers. These prestigious awards promote the value and important contribution of volunteering to the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of Western Australia and pay tribute to those who inspire and promote the spirit of volunteering through their exemplary endeavours.

The winners of the 2014 awards were formally announced at a gala dinner and award presentation evening at the Hyatt Regency Perth Hotel held on Thursday 15 May 2014.

We are thrilled to be the recipients of this prestigious award.

This award is fabulous recognition of our organisation, the work we do and the tireless efforts of all the volunteers associated with us.


15 March 2014

Family and Friends Cocktail Party for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis

Two amazing families came together recently to host the Family and Friends Cocktail Party for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis (CCF). This was the third cocktail party they have organised with all proceeds from each event being donated to CCF.

The Family and Friends Cocktail Party is organised bi-annually by the Zaccaria’s (Vicki, Mike, Jayde and Kristie) and the Gavranich’s (Ross and Tara). These amazing people open their homes and their hearts to help us raise money for CF research. This year the cocktail party raised and incredible $32,259.70.

These two wonderful families originally decided to organise the cocktail party after being outbid on a cocktail party during a live auction at a previous Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball. Although they missed out on the auction item they decided to come together to arrange their own event to support CCF. Since then they have raised a staggering $86,791.65 for CF research.

CCF could not achieve our fundraising goals without the generosity of people like the Zaccaria and Gavranich families. These families are a wonderful example of how people can make a real difference to the lives of CF sufferers by supporting CCF.

There are many ways that you too can support CCF. Why not host your own cocktail party, a fancy dress dinner, office morning tea, crazy hair days at school, running a marathon, swimming to Rottnest… The possibilities are endless!

Email us your fundraising ideas and we will do all that we can to help you make your event as successful as the Family and Friends Cocktail Party.

9 March 2014

South Side Symphony Orchestra Performance for CCF

On Sunday 9 March 2014 the South Side Symphony Orchestra hosted a special Kids and Adults “Explore the Orchestra” performance for CCF.  The performance included a fun program for primary school age kids and adults alike!  It was a truly fabulous afternoon enjoyed by all that attended.

From all of us at CCF we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone in the orchestra that took part, guest conductor Zoe Van Drunen and tuba soloist John Parker.

The event was a sell out with all proceeds being donated to Conquer Cystic Fibrosis.

If you would like more information about the South Side Symphony Orchestra, or to obtain information about future perfomances please click here.