$50,000 donation kick starts global developments in CF care

Research of global significance is well underway here in WA and that is all thanks to your generosity!

We are thrilled to announce that we recently handed over $50,000 to the amazing CF research team at the Telethon Kids Institute. Those funds will fund an exciting Artificial Intelligence project which has the potential to drastically improve CF care worldwide.

We also received an update on the $20,000 we granted to the Institute last year which kick started an international collaboration of experts looking at a new molecular method which detects Aspergillus. It does so by looking for its DNA samples taken during a bronchoscopy. That project is showing immense promise and Dr Luke Garratt is leading this work with collaborators in Singapore who are now contributing more than $80,000.

For those who may not be aware, Aspergillus is the main fungus cultured in the airways of patients with CF and it is associated with airway damage and lung function decline.  Better detection leads to quicker and more effective treatment to reduce the damage this fungus inflicts.

The delivery of these funds and the success of the Institute’s research so far is great news for the 3300 Australians with Cystic Fibrosis.

One of those is 4-year-old Connor Barrett (pictured) whose future looks much brighter thanks to the clever minds and dedication of the Telethon Kids Institute team.

He is pictured with Development Manager Erin Hurson and world-renowned researcher and clinic Professor Stephen Stick to celebrate the big leaps forward.

However that’s not where the Conquer Cystic Fibrosis  contributions stop.

This year we are also granting funds to the Institute for Respiratory Health ($200,000), the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust ($100,000), Cystic Fibrosis WA ($10,000) and purchasing a state-of-art Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion machine which will improve the safety of transplants at Fiona Stanley Hospital ($280,000). More updates to come on those donations.

We are incredibly proud of these achievements considering we are a 100% volunteer-run charity started only 16 years ago right here in WA.

Thank you for making a difference.

Saturday 18 May 2019

A very BIG Thank You!


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


4 May 2019

Let the bidding begin!!

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!

26 April 2019

Thank You to our wonderful wrappers!!

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!!


To celebrate receive 25% discount from your wine purchases.

16 years of Capel Vale Wines Gold Sponsorship

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”

2019 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards

We need your vote!

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 

2019 Capel Vale Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Grand Ball

Save the Date


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.

12 May 2018

Thank You!

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!!