In 2004, the UK Buell Enthusiasts Group lost someone very close to their heart. Emma Radford was a keen member of the group and at the age of 26, Emma sadly lost her battle to Cystic Fibrosis.

The group adopted the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Papworth Hospital as the sole recipient of their fundraising endeavours in Emmas memory. An astonishing £75,000 has been raised by the group in recognition of the care given to Emma.

In March 2017, the Papworth Hospital Charity and Cystic Fibrosis teams welcomed members of the group to Papworth Hospital. Many of the members had never had the opportunity to visit the hospital of which they are so dedicated to raising funds for.

The group said:

The Papworth Cystic Fibrosis and fundraising teams pulled out all the stops and made us very welcome. Charles Haworth, CF Consultant Physician, gave a short talk about the medical advances that have been made in the fight against this awful disease and what a difference the money that UKBEG has raised, has made to the Papworth CF Unit. This is not only in terms of vital medical equipment and research, but also in providing simple things like modern technology etc. so that every CF patient has a more comfortable stay in hospital. We felt immensely proud of what UKBEG has achieved since Emma passed away in 2004.

We continue to be incredibly grateful to the group. We look forward to inviting them to the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at the New Papworth Hospital to show the enhancements that are being made to the treatment and care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis.