Volunteers recognised for fundraising efforts

PUBLISHED: 21:33 10 August 2018

Members of the Diabetes UK Weston-super-Mare group receiving their fundraising award at the Diabetes UK 2018 South West Inspire Awards. Picture: Diabetes UK.

Members of the Diabetes UK Weston-super-Mare group receiving their fundraising award at the Diabetes UK 2018 South West Inspire Awards. Picture: Diabetes UK.

Archant

A dedicated group of Weston volunteers has been presented with an award for its fundraising efforts.

The Diabetes UK Weston group received the accolade at the charity’s South West Inspire Awards.

Members have raised £93,000 over 15 years, including £3,000 last year.

The volunteers also provide support and advice for people with diabetes and raise awareness about the condition.

Group chairman Ann Barrett, said: “We are honoured to receive this award. It is very important to us to contribute to diabetes research and to ensure people in Weston, especially those affected by diabetes, are aware there is support available and hope for the future.”

Annika Palmer, from Diabetes UK, said: “To continue to make such significant donations over such a long period and in difficult times is testament to their hard work and dedication to our charity.”

More from Weston Mercury

59 minutes ago

The first round proper of the FA Cup awaits Weston-super-Mare after beating Bath City 1-0 in a pulsating tie this afternoon (Saturday).

Read more
15:00

Don’t miss our weekly round-up of readers’ pictures and share yours with the Mercury at: www.iwitness24.co.uk

Read more
iwitness24

Weston’s X Factor hopeful has said she ‘would not change a thing’ after failing to progress to the next round.

Read more
12:00

Social media users are unhappy plans to expand The Mall shopping centre at Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway have been torn up, despite claims from political chiefs the decision is good for Weston-super-Mare’s businesses.

Read more
14:53

Events were held in Weston to mark World Mental Health Day.

Read more

The iconic songs of America’s most commercially successful rock band will be recreated in Weston-super-Mare next month, and Mercury readers could win tickets to the show.

Read more
08:02

More people are dying in care homes instead of in hospital.

Read more
07:40

A preschool will shut in Yatton at the end of the month as a lack of funding means it can no longer afford to go on.

Read more
Yatton
Yesterday, 21:00

The familiar roar of motorbikes will be heard for miles around in Weston this weekend as the beach race returns.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:45

Live music, puppetry and a captivating fairytale world awaits this month.

Read more
Clevedon

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 7°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists