LJ Hooker Cessnock raises $1252 for cystic fibrosis research

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system.

More than 3000 Australians are living with the genetic condition, which has no cure.

Due to medical advancements, the average life expectancy of someone living with cystic fibrosis is now 37, but there are still many children who do not reach adulthood.

LJ Hooker Cessnock and Kurri Kurri has supported the national fundraising initiative for cystic fibrosis – 65 Roses Day – for several years.

This year the office held a morning tea with homemade scones and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses and a guest appearance by Mr Hooker Bear, who helped the staff sell 65 red roses on the day.

The event raised more than $1252 for the cause.

LJ Hooker Cessnock and Kurri Kurri general manager Mellissa Gibson said the office has raised more than $30,000 for cystic fibrosis over the years.

“We are strong believers in giving back to the community in which we live, work and play; it is a core belief of ours and we look forward to raising much-needed funds to cure this disease,” Mrs Gibson said.