holly-galbraith-and-alan-tunks-cf-fundraising-co-ordinator-at-the-byron-at-byron-resortStaff at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa have turned their talents to assisting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

They recently put their hands in their pockets to raise $500, a donation which kick-started a raffle organised by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in conjunction with the 2009 Blues Fest. The raffle raised $25,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

“Our staff are amazing,’’ said Holly Galbraith, Marketing Manager at The Byron at Byron. “They were happy to support this very worthy cause.”

The major prize of a Gibson guitar autographed by some of the best musicians in the business left the Northern Rivers and went home with a visitor from Canberra.

One in 25 Australians carry the defective gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis, which affects a number of organs, especially the lungs and pancreas, and reduces life expectancy.

Without treatment most children born with Cystic Fibrosis die before the age of seven. In Australia one Cystic Fibrosis sufferer is born every four days. Sadly one Cystic Fibrosis sufferer dies every eight days.

PICTURE: Resort staff member Holly Galbraith and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund-raising co-ordinator Alan Tunks with the autographed Gibson guitar.