Those of you who were there will remember Karen speaking about why the cause was close to our hearts here at UP – after we’d heard about it from our friend and former UP employee, Lucy Williams from Westhill, whose daughter Caitlin has type 1 diabetes.
Karen said: “I learned from Lucy about the affect a type 1 diabetes diagnosis can have on a whole family. Those with the condition must take insulin every day via multiple injections or a pump. It is a demanding condition to live with.
“JDRF is a wonderful charity which has a mission to better treat, prevent and one day cure type 1 diabetes, by supporting the best worldwide medical research into the condition. That’s why we were so delighted to raise such a lovely amount of money at The cHeRries Awards.”
Type 1 diabetes affects 400,000 people in the UK, 29,000 of them children. The condition cannot be avoided and is not linked to diet or lifestyle.
We are delighted to announce that our guests helped to raise a whopping £6000 for the charity.
Karen presented the cheque on 3 July to JDRF Scotland’s Catriona Morrice.
Catriona Morrice of JDRF said: “We would like to express our warm thanks to The cHeRries Awards for this generous donation. An increasing number of families in Scotland are being affected by type 1 diabetes.”