Thousands raised for children with diabetes

Sheffield group raises £2,275 for The Children's Hospital, helping to fund a summer camp for children with diabetes.

 

The Hallamshire division of Soroptimist International, a worldwide organisation for women in management, held fundraising events including a barbeque, fashion show, film evening and dinners, raising thousands of pounds for children with Type 1 diabetes at The Children's Hospital, Sheffield.

The donation will help fund specialist camps organised by the hospital’s diabetes unit for youngsters with the condition.

President Jenny Barber said: “We have been most impressed by the specialist work carried out by the hospital’s Diabetes Unit, not only caring for the medical needs of the children but also the efforts they go to in order to improve their quality of life.

“We hope that the donation will allow children suffering with diabetes to have a wonderful time at the special summer camps and also to help highlight the important work carried out at the Sheffield Children's Hospital.

The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, is one of only four stand-alone children’s hospitals in the UK and is considered a centre of excellence in many areas including neuroscience. It currently accommodates more than 245,000 patient visits each year from across Yorkshire, the UK and the rest of the world.

Head to www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk and www.tchc.org.uk for more.




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