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Flying the flag for Cystic Fibrosis

Flying the flag for Cystic Fibrosis


Two young men tackled Africa’s highest mountain and flew a donated flag at the summit in memory of their friend who died of cystic fibrosis.

Michael Parker and Kenny Parkes, who raised more than £13,000 for charity by undertaking the gruelling challenge, were given a bespoke flag by Hampshire Flag Company to fly in memory of Nadine Blake, who died last year aged 18.

Hampshire Flag fulfilled the request to produce the 6’x3′ digitally printed pink flag, manufactured on a DuPont Artistri 2020, which featured a photo of Nadine and the names of the various companies that had sponsored their trek.

The money is being raised for Southampton General Hospital’s cystic fibrosis unit and will be used to provide equipment and to build a garden for the patients.

Commenting on Hampshire Flag’s involvement, Michael Parker, from Havant, Hampshire said: “I can’t thank Graham and his team enough for their help, support, generosity and time. The flag they produced is perfect and we were extremely proud to fly it at the top of Kilimanjaro in Nadine’s honour.”

He added: “The trek was such a challenge, both physically and mentally, but also such an achievement too. We’ve been blown away by everyone’s generosity and by how much money’s been raised for the cystic fibrosis unit,” added Michael.

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