2018’s Amazing CF Achievers

CFNZ congratulates these amazing CF Achievers – living their lives to the full in spite of a serious health condition. We are extremely grateful to Mylan (makers of Creon) for generously sponsoring these awards and allowing these young people to follow their dreams.

Claire Schofield – CF Achiever,  Education

Claire’s brilliant career goes from strength to strength

After contracting a serious lung infection during her nursing studies, Claire (29) decided to retrain and study horticultural science at Massey University. After completing her degree she forged a successful career at Plant and Food Research in Otago. She’s been asked to present at a number of conferences and is now embarking on a Master of Science while still working full-time and managing the demands of CF.

Vaughan Somerville – CF Achiever, Sport


Vaughan at the Auckland University Tertiary Sports Awards presentation

Vaughan (25) was named the Auckland University Sportsman of the Year in 2017 after his Futsal team won nationals in Christchurch. His Auckland University team are off to Kazakhstan later this year for the 2018 World University Games. He will use his Achiever’s Award to help fund the trip.

Caleb with his little sister Tori

Caleb Skene – CF Achiever, Education
Caleb (21) is in his final year of studying Architectural Design. He received an A- grade average for both year 1 and year 2, finishing in the top section of his class. He is planning to continue and study for his Master’s degree.


George Blyth impresses on and off the sports field


George Blyth – CF Achiever, Leadership
George (18) has gained a number of leadership roles over the past year, particularly in the sporting field where he’s been the captain of the school rugby team and vice captain of the cricket team. He was awarded the leadership medal for the Rangiora High School 1st XV, and was also a House Leader at Rangiora High School last year.

Note: Another CF Achiever who wishes to remain anonymous received a CF Achiever’s Award for Sport for being named in one of New Zealand’s Under 19 teams.