AS the streets of Knutsford turn yellow this month to support an appeal close to the heart of one Knutsford businessman, one town clinic has revealed the area has a leading centre treating those with the condition on its doorstep.

Peter Murray, of Pulse of Perfumery, has supported 41 different charities since moving into Princess Street five years ago, and will now draw on the business community to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, the condition he lost his daughter to aged just 18.

More than 40 restaurants, bars, banks and shops will decorate their premises in yellow throughout June, raising awareness for cystic fibrosis and also holding collections in-store.

The Carmichael Clinic of Physiotherapy and Acupuncture on Princess Street told the Guardian that it was delighted to join Peter and the other businesses in Knutsford displaying yellow balloons to raise awareness of this disease and fundraise for further research.

Rachel Wylie, partner at the Carmichael Clinic said: “At University Hospital of South Manchester in Wythenshawe, there is an internationally renowned team of healthcare professionals working at the Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre.

"It really is fantastic to see physiotherapy making such a difference to the lives of sufferers, and for a team from our local hospital taking their findings around the world.

"We are very proud of Julia Taylor, one of our associate physios who has worked with the CF team for seven years, recently she was invited to Belgium to present the Manchester Musculoskeletal Screening Tool, which they have developed and following this she and a colleague have been invited to present it in Melbourne, Australia.

"Those not involved with a person suffering this condition may be unaware that we, in the north west, have a centre of excellence on our doorstep.”

Julia, who qualified in 1999 and has two young children aged eight and six, added: "Exercise and musculoskeletal exercises are now known to help improve the day to day lives of CF patients.

"I am thrilled to be taking part in the CF conference in Melbourne and it is a privilege to work at such a centre of excellence."