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Strawfie Hall of Fame

Celebrities, actors, sporting stars  & other high profile peeps in many countries have taken the 'Breathe With Me' Strawfie Challenge

Ricky Whittle - English actor (Hollyoaks, Mistresses USA, American Gods)

Danny Fox - Football player. Regular supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Danny took the challenge as he has himself experienced losing a friend to CF.

“My really good friend Paul Williams died from this horrible condition at just 26 years old in November 2012, the same age as me,’ Fox said.

“We were devastated.  It is through Paul’s grit and determination not to let cystic fibrosis define him that I realized I should do everything I can to change things.

“I want to help raise awareness and funds to stop cystic fibrosis from cutting people off in the prime of their lives.”

Marlene Favella - Mexican actress Marlene, played Sister Eva in Ugly Betty and 'Esmeralda' in TV series Zorro.  She is a staunch supporter of the Mexican Cystic Fibrosis Association (Asociacion Mexicana de Fibrosis Quistica).


70,000 people world wide

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Toby Anstis  - Toby kindly attended a Strawfie Challenge event at Champneys Forest Mere, where he hit it off famously with young Tilly, who has cystic fibrosis.

Mary Duff - Mary is a staunch supporter of the cystic fibrosis community. Not only did she post her own #Strawfie, she also recorded a beautiful version of 'Breathe With Me' our campaign song.

Amanda Parker - In 2013, Amanda Parker became World Synchronised Champion with her partner Kat Driscoll. In the same year, Amanda won the gold medal in the same event at the World Games in Colombia.

The PE teacher was a reserve for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and is a European silver medallist.

Amanda Parker showed such amazing support for our CF awareness campaign that she roped in the entire Team GB Trampoline Squad to take the #StrawfieChallenge (including Bryony Page who went on to win a silver medal at the Olympics).

Alison Comyn - Irish television journalist and broadcaster

Nadia Forde - Irish model, singer and actress

Roger Gonzalez - nominated by Juan Solo (nominations are important!) Mexican TV actor/presenter Roger posted this colourful strawfie

Rodolfo Gomez Orozco - Famous Mexican long distance runner in 1970's/80's who represented Mexico at three consecutive Olympics

Regina "Reggie" Bird (now Reggie Sorensen[1]) was a contestant and winner of Big Brother Australia 2003.  Regina has a son Lucas, who is living with cystic fibrosis.  She campaigns constantly on Australian TV to raise awareness about the disease.

Jean de Villiers - is a former South African rugby union player

Agustin Creevy -  is an Argentine rugby union player. He currently plays for the national Argentinian team The Pumas and for Jaguares in the Super Rugby.

Conor Murray - is an Irish rugby union player who plays for Munster in the Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup

Keith Earls -  is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup

Simon Zebo - is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup

Paul Warwick and Carol Hickey-Warwick - Paul is a former Australian rugby union player.  He and his wife Carol were instrumental in involving many sports people in the Strawfie Challenge.

Sergio Parisse - is an Italian rugby union player

Cathal Sheridan - is an Irish rugby union player

Mark Chisholm - is a retired Australian rugby union player

Blathnaid Treacy - Irish TV and radio presenter

Juan Solo - Mexican pop star Juan posted a short video for the Mexican CF Association urging his fans to take the Strawfie Challenge or as it's known in Mexico 'Respira con migo reto' - his fans took up the challenge spreading CF awareness far and wide in a number of  Latin American countries


Chef Adrian (TV chef) & Padraic Moyles (Lead dancer & Associate Director with Riverdance) took the Strawfie Challenge along with some willing helpers at Riverdance event for CF Ireland


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Cassie Hawthorne - Cassie is a professional model and kindly agreed to be the face of the Strawfie Challenge.  When this photoshoot took place Cassie, who has CF, was feeling unwell. Shortly after the shoot, she discovered that she had pneumonia.  This illustrates how unpredictable life with cystic fibrosis can be.

Nick Talbot - Nick has to be in the Strawfie Hall of Fame for being the first person with CF to climb Mount Everest & for using an improvised straw to take the Strawfie Challenge on the mountain! He didn't need to hold his nose at that altitude!

Ed Owen - former CEO of the CF Trust, UK. Ed may have moved on to fresh challenges but he will always support the CF cause.

Aaron Aby - Mixed Martial Arts fighter Aaron has had to overcome his CF health problems to compete in this demanding sport.

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cystic fibrosis?

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to help spread awareness

Donate by texting BWCF64 £5.00 to 70070

in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust

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