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Fundraising regional roundup - London and East

24 August 2012

JDRF supporters in London and the East have been busy raising money with street parties, sponsored bounces and cooking challenges. 

Merilyn Burt from Cambridge and her lovely neighbours recently held a Jubilee-themed street party in aid of JDRF as two children in the area have type 1 diabetes. They had a number of stalls on the day, including a tombola and face painting. Guests were also treated to homemade smoothies (which were powered by a bicycle), a barbeque and cakes. The rain stayed away and they raised an impressive £135.50!

The staff and pupils at St Mary’s C of E school in Chessington organised a sponsored bounce on 20 June (pictured left). Lots of bouncy castle fun was had by all and in total they raised an amazing £500 for JDRF.

The Cross family recently organised a ‘Cook for the Cure’ evening which was a resounding success. Eight boys between the ages of 12 and 16, headed up by Llewelyn who is 16 years old and has type 1 diabetes, took charge of the evening and entertained guests with delicious food and lovely music.

Llewelyn organised six of the boys to form a jazz band (pictured right) and his twin brother organised some brilliant sports games. Llewelyn’s friends, Arthur and Jack, took on the challenge of cooking and make four raspberry decorated chocolate pavlovas in the shape of JDRF. Llewelyn also made a very moving speech about what it is like to like with type 1 diabetes. In total, the event raised a fantastic £1,015.

 JDRF would like to thank everyone for getting involved and supporting JDRF!

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