About Country Racing Victoria’s Hospital Helping Hand Program
The ‘Hospital Helping Hand Program’ is Country Racing Victoria’s (CRV) charitable initiative supporting Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV). Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common inherited, life limiting disorder in Australia that affects the lungs and digestive system.
Monies raised through the program will give regional families a helping hand for things like accommodation costs when a family member is receiving treatment in the city, ‘Boredom Buster & Carer’ packs for patients and their carers to use during treatment stays, as well as emergency funding assistance for families doing it tough when looking after somebody in their family with the illness.
Why Country Racing Victoria & Cystic Fibrosis Victoria?
The answer is Harry Coffey - an Apprentice Jockey from Swan Hill, born with Cystic Fibrosis who lives for racing. Over the last 2 years, Harry has been racing around country tracks across Victoria, despite his condition, and is the Ambassador for CRV’s Hospital Helping Hand Program.
How will CRV Help Cystic Fibrosis Victoria?
Throughout the racing season, CRV aims to raise funds for its ‘Hospital Helping Hand Program’, and has committed to donating $25,000 of these funds itself, with the assistance of Hospital Helping Hand Ambassador - Apprentice Jockey Harry Coffey, its country clubs, partners and the general public. CRV looks forward to making a difference to regional families affected by cystic fibrosis.
People in the country are known for helping each other out in hard times. Lend your helping hand to some regional families dealing with cystic fibrosis by supporting this worthy cause. Make a donation online or get behind one of the many fundraising activities arranged by country clubs. Every bit helps.
Cystic Fibrosis Victoria
Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) is the peak community not-for-profit organisation working with and for people with CF right across the state. Its mission is to assist everyone affected by CF to be well and live fuller lives. It provides information, support and guidance to people living with CF and their families. It advocates for services and systems that support the CF community and seeks to raise awareness, understanding and funds for services and research. Over 80% of CFV income is from fundraising.