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Ten years of The Leanne Fund was marked in the Scottish Parliament last week with a motion put forward by Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan.
Dr Allan congratulated the charity for the significant achievements in providing support to those with cystic fibrosis and their families across the Highlands and Islands and Grampian regions.
He said: ‘The Leanne Fund is an incredible charity which we are lucky to have. It’s even more inspirational when you consider how the charity began, and the work Chrisetta and the other volunteers had to put in to establish the charity and to support people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
‘I was delighted to put down a motion in the Scottish Parliament marking their tenth anniversary. I hope the next 10 years are at least as successful.’
Chrisetta Mitchell, development manager of The Leanne Fund, said: ‘The Leanne Fund has progressed so much over the past 10 years which has allowed us to expand to other areas and increase the level of support services we provide.
‘We are very pleased that the work of our charity has been noted in the Scottish Parliament and we thank our MSP Alasdair Allan for putting this forward.’
The motion stated: ‘That the Parliament congratulate The Leanne Fund on its 10th anniversary, considers that is it the foremost cystic fibrosis charity organisation in the Highlands and Islands and Grampian regions, praises its achievements in providing psychological, emotional, social, physical and financial support to those with the condition and their families; recognises the legacy of Leanne Mitchell, who passed away from the condition aged 21, of helping others and giving individuals the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest extent and with a joyful heart; commends the Mitchell family and the entire Leanne Fund organisation for their continued tireless support of individuals living with cystic fibrosis and their families, and wishes them continued success in the years to come.’