This weekend Kerry Katona (pictured) attended Pop4Diabetes, an annual event organised by JDRF supporter Iris Board. The night was a chance to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes while celebrating some truly inspirational children and was hosted at the Marriot High Cliff Hotel, Bournemouth.
Over 200 guests enjoyed a champagne reception, followed by a three course meal and an auction at the fundraising event. Iris’ son Shane, 23, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 10 years old and performed his new song ‘Believe’ on the night. The single will be released on World Diabetes Day (14 November) and profits will go to JDRF.
Kerry Katona awarded the ‘Child of Courage’ awards to children who have overcome the life changing diagnosis of type 1 and said:
‘I was delighted to be asked to attend such a fantastic event. I enjoyed meeting the children at Pop4Diabetes and hearing more about their type 1 stories. I was amazed at how many people in the UK live with type 1 diabetes and what it entails to ensure that their type 1 in kept under-control. JDRF is an amazing charity and I would strongly urge people to donate to this great cause, in order for JDRF to one day find a cure for type 1 diabetes.’
The awards were split into three categories; junior for children aged between 5-11 years, senior for children aged between 12-16 years and the Christopher Hall Memorial Award which was introduced two years ago to celebrate the life of six year old Christopher. His family were on hand to present the award alongside Kerry.
For further information about Pop4Diabetes, please visit www.pop4diabetes.co.uk or for more information on JDRF and type 1 diabetes www.JDRF.org.uk