Selina Gill has raised over £1400 for JDRF, in memory of her cousin Jenny Kitching who sadly passed away in September 2011 as a result of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes.
16-year-old Jenny began suffering from a stomach ache and tiredness. Within days she became more lethargic, and by the time the family reached A&E Jenny was unconscious and unresponsive. Her blood glucose level was over 52mm and she was put on life support and a kidney dialysis machine. Jenny was on an Intensive Care Unit for two weeks before she tragically passed away.
Jenny’s family all rallied together to host a race night at Scarisbrick Village Hall in memory of Jenny on 19 May this year. Over 140 people attended their race night, which also featured a hog roast, bar, raffle, tombola, cake stall, jewellery stall, spot prizes and auction prizes.
The family would like to thank everyone who contributed to making it such a fantastic night. They managed to raise not only an impressive sum of money for JDRF, but also increased awareness of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes. ‘I call type 1 the silent killer’, Selina told us. ‘No family should go through the pain and suffering we have, and continue to do so, on a daily basis’.
Pictured above left: Mike Gill, Susie Gill, David Kitching, Selina Gill, Amanda Kitching (left to right)
Pictured above right: Jenny Kitching