Hi, I’m Brandon

the fun-loving fundraising lion

Who I am My Adventures

Hello and welcome

My name is Brandon the Lion and I am a fun-loving fundraising lion on a worldwide mission to promote awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and along with my friends, raise much needed funds for my favourite charities!

Join me and my friends on our latest adventures.

My story

My story began with a brave young boy called Brandon who has Cystic Fibrosis. One day Brandon’s Grandad saw that Brandon needed a friend to help raise awareness of his story and help put his mind at ease when he got poorly due to having this horrible disease.

He wanted that friend to be strong but cute and cuddly too and be able to be with him to cheer him up as he went through his normal routine of 50 tablets, two inhalers, antibiotics through specialist machines and over 40 minutes of special exercises every day.

And who better than the king of the jungle with his almighty roar to spread the message and raise awareness and funds for CF?

So I set off on my worldwide mission and have met so many wonderful new friends along the way, from other CF families to Great Ormond Street and even soldiers from the ABF Soldiers Charity.

All great people with wonderful stories to tell, but all united in the same thing – more help and more awareness for their causes.

About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited condition caused by a faulty gene. You can’t catch CF or develop it later in life. For someone to suffer from CF, they must inherit a copy of the faulty gene from each of their parents.

The faulty gene is carried by 1 in 25 people. The faulty CF gene disrupts the activity of a protein that controls salt transport in the body’s cells. This causes sticky mucus to build up around the internal organs,, especially the lungs and digestive system, which In turn damages the organs and attracts infections to the lungs.

Cystic Fibrosis is usually diagnosed soon after birth through newborn screening as part of the Guthrie Test. Older children and adults who were not screened at birth may be diagnosed later in life.

A number of different treatments are needed to tackle CF effectively and the daily burden of treatment is often very high.

There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis and each week in the UK, 2 lives are lost to the condition. However, understanding and management of Cystic Fibrosis is improving all the time.

For more information visit cysticfibrosis.org.uk or call 0300 373 1000.

Fundraising For G.O.S.H

We are currently raising funds for G.O.S.H to buy  Cystic Fibrosis Gym Equipment, including exercise bike, treadmill, cross trainer and entertainment monitor (£2,589) and Vital Signs Monitors (20 units, with a total amount of £48,474 left to raise)

Patient monitors measure the vital signs of every patient admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital, including:

amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in exhaled air
electrical activity of the heart
blood pressure
breathing
temperature
heartrate
oxygen saturation in the blood

These critical machines ensure early warning of any decline in a child’s condition that may require intervention.

New monitors can communicate with other systems in the hospital, so medical staff can access a patient’s recordings away from their bedside. This centralised database of clinical information is also extremely valuable for researchers investigating potential cures for childhood disease. The monitors are easy to use and can be operated wirelessly by medical staff. They will allow a patient’s vital signs to be monitored constantly, consistently and without delays.

Adventures with Maximoose

This is my best friend Maximoose, and we are planning more adventures to help raise money to buy Defibrillator Units to be distributed around schools in Maximoose’s home town, Bolton. These units are essential equipment and can offer a quick response that can save lives.

We are planning all kind’s of fun for this very good cause, so keep an eye on our page and our social media for how you can get involved.

Keep in touch

We have plenty of exciting adventures planned this year to raise awareness and funds for our favourite causes, so don’t be a stranger, come back soon and join in the fun!

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