About Us
Created by Stu Fox and inspired by his godson Alfie Fisher. The Alfie Fisher Man Challenge is a simple setup whereby a group of voluteers put themselves through arduous physical challenges in aid of raising funds and awareness on behalf of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and other locally nominated causes.
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK's most common inherited diseases, affecting over 9,0000 in the UK and is caused by a faulty gene. This gene controls the movement of salt and water in and out of your cells, so the lungs and digestive system become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food.
More than 2.5 million people in the UK carry the faulty gene, around one in 25 of the population.
There is currently no cure for cystic fibrosis but many treatments are available to manage it, including physiotherapy, exercise, medication and nutrition.
Each week five babies are born with cystic fibrosis, and two people die from it.
More than half of the cystic fibrosis population in the UK will live past 41, and improved care and treatments mean that a baby born today is expected to live even longer.
From each challenge, all monies raised are evenly split between The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and a chosen local charity or cause.
After completing 3 challenges, the Alfie Fisher Man Challenge has so far raised £11,414.50