Events raise cash for two diabetes charities

Alex Butcher (10) with pupils and staff at Bluecoat School, Stamford taking part in a fundraising day for Juvenile Diabetics Research Fund EMN-141114-172310009
Alex Butcher (10) with pupils and staff at Bluecoat School, Stamford taking part in a fundraising day for Juvenile Diabetics Research Fund EMN-141114-172310009

Fundraisers have been turning blue to help raise money for World Diabetes Day held on Friday last week.

Pupils at Bluecoat School in Stamford, came to school on Friday dressed head to toe in blue to help raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetics Research Fund.

Year 6 pupil, Alex Butcher, who helped to organise the fundraising day, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in March 2013 and has benefitted significantly from the support the charity has provided her and her family.

She said: “The day went really well. I’m glad that everyone joined in so enthusiastically. We’ve raised a lot of money for a cause I really care about.”

The school raised a total of £232 for the charity.

Staff and customers at the Market Deeping branch of Tesco’s enjoyed a fun packed day of fundraising on Friday, raising more than £350 for World Diabetes Day.

A group of the male managers at the store had their legs waxed in front of the customers to help raise money.

Along with two female managers who were gunged all for a good cause.

Gaynor Hannen, personnel manager at the store said: “It was really good fun and the customers enjoyed watching the men scream in agony during their leg wax.”

The store also held a book sale on the day, along with a Big Blue charity raffle for the customers.