Lion-hearted charity choice

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Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Families in the South West affected by cystic fibrosis will now have better hope for the future thanks to a generous donation by the Brunswick Junction Lions Club.

The club had been following 27-year-old Conquer Cystic Fibrosis advocate Jackie Fraser on social media and was inspired by her journey.

“Jackie’s story has really made an impact on our club,” president Andy Dalton said.

“She has been campaigning for the cause and research and development of certain drugs for a while now and has managed to raise $2000 on her own.

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“When we found out about this we were touched and wanted to help.

“She doesn’t want any fame, she’s doing it for other people, and that’s what made this so important.”

Mr Dalton presented a $10,000 cheque to Conquer Cystic Fibrosis South West in Bunbury at the club’s annual changeover luncheon.

Ms Fraser, who is honeymooning in Broome with her husband Aidan, joined the meeting to hear the surprise announcement via a video link.

Three-year-old Connor Barrett, who also has cystic fibrosis, accepted the cheque from the club.

Conquer Cystic Fibrosis is volunteer-run and focusses on improving and extending lives, not only for Jackie and Connor, but for the 3300 other Australians also living with the disease.

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