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Right Arrow Fundraiser for diabetes education
13 July 2016 at 11:27

A diabetes family fun day took place at St Anne’s Community Hall, Ormskirk and raised £765.

The event was organised by the Paediatric Diabetes Team at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Funds will be used to purchase educational material for group workshops.

The team collaborated with ‘Lancelots’ - the local children and families with diabetes support group for Southport, Formby, Ormskirk and Children’s Diabetes Club (affiliated to Diabetes UK).

Over 150 children and their families with type 1 diabetes from Sefton and West Lancashire attended the day which included raffle, cake sale, tombola, games and local firefighters who entertained the crowds. The day was boosted by local donations and many volunteers who helped out.

Dr May Ng, consultant paediatric endocrinologist, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and chair UK Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians, said: “Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the day so successful.

“Incidence of diabetes is on the rise, especially among children. Most children are affected by type 1 while we are also seeing a rise in type 2 diabetes in children.

“Education plays a vital role in improving self-management and psychological well-being for children and their families.

“It was heartening to see such a lot of local support and that the funds raised will go directly towards educational programmes to benefit the children and families.”

More information about diabetes here: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

Photo caption: left to right: Michelle Quinn, Marion Martin, Linda Connellan, Lynne Finnigan, Dr May Ng, Swathi Upradrasta.

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Issued by Dickie Felton
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 705061
Email  dickie.felton@nhs.net 
Web  www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.  In 2014/15, we saw 270,141 outpatients; treated 59,808 inpatients; made 280,831 home visits in the community; supported the birth of 2,747 babies; and attended to 110,620 urgent care cases.