A very BIG Thank You!

Saturday 18 May 2019


To everyone who attended to the Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball 2019.   As a result of your support and all of our generous donors, we raised an incredible $197,426.73 (profit) on the night!

  This brings the total raised by Bingo for CCF, all other CCF related fundraisers and donations in the last 12 months to an incredible



This means we will be able to purchase the Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion machine immediately!

Because we are a 100% volunteer run charity, it also means we will be able to continue grants of over $200,000 to the Institute for Respiratory Health, the Telethon Kids Institute, the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust and CFWA for vital Cystic Fibrosis research and services again this year.

From the bottom of all our collective hearts at CCF – THANK YOU to everyone who is supporting us to Conquer Cystic Fibrosis


Let the bidding begin!!

4 May 2019

The auction site for all items available at this year’s Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball is now open!

You don’t need to be at the Ball to bid and win – simply log on and start bidding.

It is quick and easy. Click on the item you are interested in and place your bid. If you are out-bid, you will be notified by text!

We have everything from extremely rare and limited Aboriginal art by internationally acclaimed Aboriginal artist “Wadgee” Sheila Humphries, to Capel Vale Wines, accommodation (in Dunsborough, Geographe Bay, Myalup, Malayisia and Dubai), restaurant vouchers, jewellery, kids’ toys, Eagles and Dockers memorabilia, and a 10Kg block of chocolate. There is definitely something for everyone!

Bidding is available from now until 11pm on the night of the Ball (18 May 2019).

Don’t miss out! Log on and start bidding now!

Thank You to our wonderful wrappers!!

26 April 2019

Yesterday was an early start for the CCF team as we embarked on our storage unit at Storage King Landsdale for our annual wrap day for all our tombola and silent auction items for the Ball.

Five lovely friends of our committee member Fiona joined us and they blitzed through all the wrapping! Thank you ladies, with your help we managed to get through all the wrapping in no time!  From everyone at CCF we would like to extend a huge thank you to Tracey Brooke, Jude Dunford, Sandy McKenzie, Gail Abbott and Jacky Edwards.

Every little bit helps and your support will go a long way to helping us raise the money we need to find the cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

We would also like to acknowledge Lisa at Storage King Landsdale for her ongoing support. Each year at wrap day we pretty much take over the storage unit and she happily lets us get on with what we need to do. Thank you again so very much Lisa.

Pictured below are the wonderful ladies that came along to help us!  We are all getting very excited for the Ball this year.

Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get yours today!!


16 years of Capel Vale Wines Gold Sponsorship

To celebrate receive 25% discount from your wine purchases.

This year we are thrilled to be celebrating 16 years of Capel Vale Wines Gold Sponsorship of the Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball.

To celebrate this amazing milestone the wonderful team at Capel Vale Wines is offering you a 25% discount off your wine purchases!

Don’t delay, to take advantage of this very generous offer simply go to the Capel Vale online wine shop by clicking here.

Once you have placed your order please apply the coupon code “CFBALL2019”. By applying this code 25% will be automatically deducted at the checkout.

A number of additional wines have been added to this deal so don’t miss out order yours today!!

“Love Wine, Love Capel Vale”

We need your vote!

2019 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards

The amazing Peter Manwaring was recently announced as one of 10 finalists in the Community News – Perth – People’s Choice ‘Spirit of Volunteering’ Award for the 2019 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Peter, along with his wife Lisa, are two of the biggest supporters of our cause.  They have no direct family connection to Cystic Fibrosis yet they spend countless hours running Bingo sessions for hundreds of participants two to three times each and every week.

Bingo for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis has grown considerably since its inception and has raised a whopping $1 MILLION for our cause!

The research this considerable funding allows has potentially life-saving implications.  It is funding research through the Telethon Kids Institute, Institute for Respiratory Health at QE11 and the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust.

So, while CF families are busy with treatments, appointments and hospital admissions, the Manwaring family and their volunteers are taking the load off by taking the lead. day in, day out, they grant the gift of hope to the entire Cystic Fibrosis community in WA.

This really is the true spirit of volunteering.

So please show your support and vote for Peter now 

Tickets on sale now!!

The 2019 Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball

Tickets to the Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball are on sale now!

Tickets are selling fast so don’t delay purchase yours today!!

Tables seat 10!

To sign up and become a member of the Capel Vale Wine Club simply click here

To be kept up to date with this, and other CCF events, please “like” and “share” our Facebook page.

Save the Date

2019 Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball


Mark your calendars!

You’re invited to join us at

The Capel Vale  Conquer Cystic Fibrosis  Grand Ball 2019

Date: Saturday 18th May, 2019

Time:  7.00pm

Venue: Crown Perth Grand Ballroom

Cost: $210.00 per person

Dress: Formal

Tickets on sale 25 March 2019

As a 100% volunteer run organisation, ALL proceeds raised at the Ball will benefit Cystic Fibrosis research.

Would you like to do more to help us find the cure?  You too can join our increasing number of CCF Angels by making a regular donation to CCF.

For more information about the CCF Angels program please email us or sign up by clicking here

You can also keep up to date with all the CCF news including information about the release of Ball tickets via our Facebook page.  Simply visit and like our page for more information.

Thank You!

12 May 2018

On Saturday 12 May 2018 more than 650 people united at the Crown Perth Grand Ballroom to raise vital money for Cystic Fibrosis research. The event was officially opened by a very special little girl from Margaret River who spoke about how Cystic Fibrosis impacts her life.

Thank you Arrabella. You are why we do what we do, for you, and the 3,300 other Australians living with this disease. #conquercf

Why Trampolines Are Used in Treating CF

Bouncing on a trampoline is a fun and effective way for people with cystic fibrosis to exercise and also to help them clear mucus from their lungs. Of course, bouncing on a trampoline is just one part of other, wider cystic fibrosis treatment, but it’s definitely one of the more fun treatments out there! With campaigns like the Big Bounce attracting worldwide attention, fundraising and participation, we wanted to share some of the wonderful health benefits that bouncing on a trampoline can have for your child who is living with cystic fibrosis.

Exercise + treatment

Your child’s physiotherapy is probably one of the hardest parts of their treatment. Daily exercise and ongoing therapy are vital to minimise the mucus build up in their lungs and airways. While bouncing on a trampoline is not a traditional method of treatment, many young cystic fibrosis patients are using a trampoline to complement their treatment. Some physicians are also recommending a trampoline for their patients to help with enhancing their cardiopulmonary performance, and to improve their general wellbeing.

Improve mood and energy levels

When you are bouncing on a trampoline it is hard to feel anything except joy after just a couple of bounces! Hopping onto a trampoline and bouncing has the dual purpose of working to elevate your child’s mood and to enhance their energy levels. If you haven’t heard of trampolining as an optional part of your child’s treatment, please, of course, consult your physician first prior to rushing out and buying a trampoline!

It’s self-treatment

A lot of the time, your child living with cystic fibrosis will be going to doctors and physiotherapists and having to complete exercises with not a lot of control over what they do and how. This is just part of their care; but with trampolining, your child can play by themselves or with friends while at the same time getting some effective treatment. Bouncing on a trampoline is an active, independent exercise with results which are thought to be indistinguishable from traditional treatments like percussion treatment and chest physiotherapy. The duration of bouncing will change depending on your child’s treatment needs – so be sure to speak to your doctor or therapist if you are considering trampoline therapy for your child.

Remember, safe bouncing is vital

You probably remember the days where trampolines were rectangular, where the springs were a finger death trap, and the metal sides were an accident waiting to happen! But times have changed; there are safe trampoline options available on the market now. Companies like Vuly make springless and safe-spring trampoline models for safe bouncing. And of course, always supervise your kids whenever they are playing outside on the trampoline for their safety.

Silent Auction – Start Bidding Now!!

Start shopping NOW!

We have some amazing items available on the Silent Auction this year for the Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball – from overseas holidays, toys, art and football jumpers. And you can start shopping now!

To see all of the items, and bid (before and at the ball), you just need to follow these simple steps:
Text: CCF followed by your full name to 0458 678 678
Example: CCF Brad Pitt
Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to login and place bids.
Please note: capitals are not required.

Please share these details with your family and friends, so they can shop (and support CCF) too!!

Friday night Bingo is coming soon!

We have some truly incredible news…  Bingo for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis are opening another bingo centre and this time it will be held every Friday night.

The new bingo centre is at “Kingsway Olympic Sports Club” located at Bellerive Boulevard, Madeley.

Bingo will be holding there Grand Opening night on Friday 25 May which will also be a HIGH ROLLER night.

There will be some amazing cash raffles to be won on the night.

We cannot praise and thank the Manwaring family and all their helpers enough!  Bingo for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis is our biggest fundraiser.  Being 100% volunteer-run means that all the money raised at Bingo will go directly to the CF researchers. This funding is making possible the research that is improving and extending the lives of the 3300 Australians living with this devastating disease.

For more information about bingo please click here

Bubbles and Bites for CCF

8 April 2018

On Sunday 8 April one of our wonderful committee members Paula Butchart hosted her second annual Bubbles and Bites fundraiser.

The event was sponsored by Jason Clark from Quay West Agencies.

It was a beautiful afternoon with delicious bites produced by talented chef Natalie Grinbergs.

Guests were attended to by friendly volunteers Tiana, Molly and Sophia.

A huge thank you to Paula, Jason and all those who attended to make the afternoon such a resounding success.


Balcatta Bingo temporarily closed for renovations

20 January 2018

Unfortunately our Wednesday night Bingo sessions are currently closed due to renovations being completed at the Vasto Club.

We will update you as soon as we know when Wednesday night Bingo will be back up and running.

In the meantime Monday night Bingo at Middle Swan continues as normal.

2017 CFA Patron’s Consumer Advocate Award

20 November 2017

Today one of our wonderful Committee members and volunteers Taryn received a prestigious Cystic Fibrosis Australia advocacy award.  Her award was  presented by the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, at his Kirribilli residence. Some of you will remember Taryn as she was the guest speaker at the 2017 Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball.

Taryn is passionate about the need for more medical research into Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and is also a strong advocate for placement of Orkambi on the PBS. She has spoken out loudly and widely and said that she accepted the award yesterday with a heavy heart because the lengthy negotiations to get Orkambi on the PBS appear to be going backwards.

Taryn said “this award is an opportunity to speak out about the need for changes to the processes for funding breakthrough medicines, not only fo Orkambi but those in the pipeline. Medicines which treat the underlying cause and that may well lead to CF becoming a manageable disease in the foreseeable future”.

Taryn does all that she does for her son Connor and the 3300 other Australians living with Cystic Fibrosis.

All of us at CCF would like to extend our congratulations to Taryn on this wonderful achievement.


#conquercysticfibrosis #conquercf #cfresearch #cysticfibrosisaustralia #weneedorkambi #australianeedsorkambi #vertexpharmaceuticals

Luncheon raises much needed funding for CF Research

7 November 2017

We like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all those behind Laundry 43 Catering Line whose Melbourne Cup Luncheon raised an incredible $20,511.00 for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis.

We would like make a special mention of Karis, Cliff and Candace. Also a shout out to Karen Kemp from Professionals Real Estate and  Hyde Park property host Kristy Zabaznow.

Special thanks also to major sponsors:

  • Mable & Grace,
  • The Little Things Design & Events,
  • Professional’s South West,
  • Nina’s Jewellers, and
  • Cape Events

As a result of all your efforts, more funds will be flowing to the researchers who are working feverishly to extend the lives of the 3300 people living with Cystic Fibrosis. 

That is truly invaluable.

We have an amount! $20,511 has been raised for Conquer CF!

The tally is out!!The sensational donations & generosity of those who attended, donated & contributed towards Melbourne Cup at Hyde Park for Conquer CF has successfully raised a grand total of $20,511 to go direct to Conquer CF!! We are absolutely over the moon to have reached this figure & can not thank the generosity of the South West region & beyond, enough. Thankyou!

Posted by Laundry 43 Catering Line on Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Puds for CCF

6 November 2017

Now this puts the ‘fun’ back into fundraising.

Last year several people supported CCF by hosting a Christmas pudding bake off in their own home. All you need to do is gather up all your friends, enjoy some bubbly and make your Christmas delights together! Or if you prefer to mix liquids rather than solids, perhaps a Christmas cocktail night might be the go. Just get festive and help our greatest Christmas wish come true while doing so. We have the pudding recipe sheet and simple tips to host your event all ready to send out to you. Simply email us to express your interest.

Simple as that!

In loving memory of Coen Ashton

18 October 2017

This week we were devastated to learn of the passing of Coen Ashton.

Cystic Fibrosis is a cruel disease and on Wednesday afternoon sadly it claimed yet another young life.  Coen was 20 years old and one of the greatest, brightest and most entertaining advocates for Cystic Fibrosis research and organ donation. We were so lucky to meet him when he flew over to Perth to be the guest speaker at the 2014 Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball.

Coen amazed and inspired the nation with his quick wit, smile, courage and passion.  He was a tireless advocate for organ donation and twice jet skied along the Murray River to sign up donors.

We extend our deepest condolences to Coen’s loved ones at this very sad time.

Footy fun for CCF.

16 September 2017

On 16 September 2017 a very special event was held down in Margaret River to raise money for River Angels and CCF.

The two captains of the teams are closely affected by CF. The AMR Hawks Masters Captain Joel Lawrence has a daughter, Arrabella, with CF.  She flipped the coin today and is a little living legend. The captain of the AMRzons, Lloydy, has a 2-year-old nephew with CF.  These children will have a bright future and longer life if the research continues.  It’s events like these that can make a big difference.

Thank you to everyone who made this happen.


Running to Conquer Cystic Fibrosis

27 August 2017

Joshua Lacey is a superstar!

Joshua has raised more than $2300 for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis by completing the Chevron City to Surf for Activ half marathon in 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The donation page is still open so you can still add to that already amazing total.

The 17-year-old student from CBC Fremantle was supported by friends Oliviero Muletta and Archie Davis on the run. However his biggest supporters were on the sidelines, especially mum Paula Butchart who is one of our valued committee members.

Thank you Joshua for raising money for the 3300 Australians living with Cystic Fibrosis and their loved ones.  Their lives depend on the research that your hard work will help to fund.

If you would like to support Joshua with a donation please click here


Shopnate for Father’s Day

23 August 2017

Father’s day is soon upon us. Treat a dad you love to something special and help us out all at the same time at absolutely NO EXTRA COST TO YOU.  Sign up to Shopnate here.  There are hundreds of big brand shops (including eBay), deals and coupons to select from and they all donate to Conquer Cystic Fibrosis at the same time.  It only takes a minute to register to shop.

Its too easy! It really is…

Casino Royale Fun

18 August 2017

Thank you to everyone that came along and supported the Casino Royale event at the Left bank Hotel on Friday night!

The event was a sell out and enjoyed by everyone that came along and raised $2,242.00 for CCF.

We could not achieve our fundraising goals without the ongoing support of the incredible Left Bank team.

Thank you from all of us at CCF.


Holiday’s for CCF

10 June 2017

Did you know that you can support CCF simply by booking a holiday??

Simply book your travel plans with the Flight Centre West Perth and 10% of the profits will be donated to Conquer Cystic Fibrosis.

For all your travel inquiries, please call the store directly on 9486 9988 or email them direct for an experienced travel consultant to assist you.

Simply mention Conquer Cystic Fibrosis when booking and the funds will be attributed to us.

Please note this offer is exclusive to the Flight Centre’s West Perth branch only.

Every booking you make helps raise more money for CCF.

Poker for CCF

7 June 2017

Clare Emerson is a mighty cool auntie and sister.  And it looks like she’s put the ‘fun’ back into fundraising while she’s at it.

Clare held a poker night with some close friends in her home recently and raised a handy $450 for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis. A beautiful gesture to help her baby niece who was born with the disease. Thank you Clare and all your lovely friends who helped support the cause. All the funds you raised will go directly to the researchers who are working daily to improve and extend the lives of the 3300 Australians living with Cystic Fibrosis.

If you’re interested in holding a fundraiser, please don’t be overwhelmed. It can be big or small but it all makes a difference!


Bunbury Car Dealers Group

1 June 2017

This week we received a $12,000 donation from the Bunbury Car Dealers Group!

We are utterly blown away by the kindness and generosity flowing from the South West community.

This combined group of car dealers host a charity golf day every year and also made a $3000 donation to CCF last year. This amazing group are committed to supporting volunteer-run charities.  The group was represented by Michael Fagan and Kerry Lucas who handed the cheque over to our CCF Volunteer Taryn Barrett who is pictured with her adorable son Connor who has Cystic Fibrosis.

This wonderful donation will fund research aimed at extending Connor’s life and that of the 3300 other Australians living with this disease.

From the bottom of our hearts we Thank you!!!


The figure is in…

17 May 2017

We are thrilled to confirm that since the last Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball in November 2015 we have raised and amazing $509,602.98!

Yes, you read that right. That’s more than half a million dollars which will go directly to Australian researchers working to improve and extend the lives of those we love that are living with Cystic Fibrosis.

We are now a big step closer to better treatments and ultimately, a cure for this horrible disease!

We could not achieve these amazing result with your wonderful support.

From all of us at CCF we thank you!!!

Research Study

15 May 2017

Researchers at the Flinders University and the Cystic Fibrosis Airway Research Group at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) in Adelaide are conducting an online survey study to examine perceptions towards airway gene therapy for Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

Their aim is to examine the perceptions towards airway gene therapy for CF among people with the disease, their families, and members of the general public. This knowledge is vital in the lead up towards clinical trials (beginning in 5+ years) as it will enable researchers to mitigate factors that might impede the success of those trials. Cystic Fibrosis Australia secured funding for this research through the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust.

The study has ethics approval from the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee at Flinders University and is being conducted with the support of the School of Health Sciences at Flinders University.

To participate in the study or for more information, please click here

Bubbles & Bites to Conquer CF

10 April 2017

Everyone at CCF would like to thank Paula and her amazing team of volunteers and friends that came along to support the very first Bubbles and Bites to Conquer Cystic Fibrosis event

Everyone that attended this wonderful event enjoyed a lovely afternoon of bubbles and the most amazing bites all while raising money for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis! Paula your amazing support and generosity means so much to everyone at CCF.

Without the support of people like you and your wonderful team of volunteers we could not achieve our fundraising goals.

From all of us at CCF thank you so much for helping us to conquer cystic fibrosis!


Goodnights with a cause

16 March 2017

We would like to extend a huge Thank You to Kelsie Miller and everyone that went along and supported the Good Nights intimate gigs in Bunbury cafes recently.

The various Good Nights events raised the targeted $1000 for our very worthy charity.

Good nights is a generous small business that links live music with people – in their homes, cafes, small bars or unique venues.  It is part of a big increase in the arts culture of Bunbury and we are so pleased that Conquer Cystic Fibrosis was chosen to be their charity partner.


Art for CCF

12 March 2017

We would like to extend a huge Thank You to Myriam Quinn for taking the lead to support Conquer Cystic Fibrosis this year.

Myriam has not only has offered to donate an original piece of art for our upcoming Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball, she is also selling paintings and donating all the proceeds of these sales to CCF through her Studio (Artisix Studios and Gallery) located at the Mezze shopping Centre in Mount Hawthorn.

Thank you so much Myriam, and your fellow owners/artists Jacqueline Penton-Skipp, Peter Campagna, and Tury Sicari for your generosity, compassion and talent!

To explore the amazing art at Artisix Studios and Gallery click here

Dinner and donations

15 March 2017

Bistro Bella Vista is a wonderful supporter of Conquer Cystic Fibrosis.

Bistro Bella Vista will very generously donate 10% of the cost of your meal back to CCF!!

Simply tell one of the friendly staff when settling your account that you would like to support CCF.

This offer has been extended until the end of April.

Please support the wonderful people that support us and pop into Bistro Bella Vista before the end of April!

CCF South West

We are delighted to announce that we now have a “South West” branch of Conquer Cystic Fibrosis and have several events already planned for 2017.

We encourage all families from the South West region impacted by CF to get in touch and learn more about CCF South West by contacting Taryn Barrett (0448 883 758 or

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