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Jumble sale raises money for type 1

22 October 2012

On Saturday a jumble sale was held in Wortham Village Hall to raise money for JDRF, along with two other charities. The event was inspired by Madeleine, 14, who has had type 1 since early 2011.

Madeleine’s parents Sarah and Matthew said:

‘Since Madeleine was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has been a cause close to our hearts. More research needs to be done to find the cure, and that's why we support JDRF.’

They were joined by seven other local families who helped to organise the jumble sale. The sale started at 10am on Saturday 20 October, but some people were so keen they queued from 8.30am. About 400 people attended the sale, and the families were delighted by how far people travelled to support the sale.

Madeleine ran a tea stall during the morning and raised over £50 from cakes kindly made by the family’s new neighbours and refreshments donated by Morrisons supermarket. So far the sale has raised over £700 for JDRF, East Anglian Children’s Hospital (EACH) and the local Air Ambulance.

The families involved would like to thank everyone who came and supported the event on the day, and the many people who helped by donating items. If you were unable to attend the event but would still like to donate some money, visit

Image taken from article in Diss Express.

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