Youngsters’ day of activities for diabetes

Ladybirds pre-school staff and youngsters with diabetes sufferer Faith Robinson and friend George Palmer.Photo: SG140613-113TW

Ladybirds pre-school staff and youngsters with diabetes sufferer Faith Robinson and friend George Palmer.Photo: SG140613-113TW

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Youngsters learned about diabetes during a day of dressing up and activities tied in with an awareness week.

St Bartholomew’s Primary School and Ladybirds Pre-school in West Pinchbeck joined forces to wear blue – the diabetes awareness “colour” – after being approached by Gemma Robinson, mum of four-year-old pre-school youngster Faith, who suffers from type 1 diabetes.

The two groups agreed to support Gemma’s efforts to raise awareness of the disease during Diabetes Awareness Week.

Gemma led an awareness-raising assembly and money was raised from the sale of diabetes bracelets.

St Bartholomew’s senior teacher Jackie Hutchinson said: “I think many of the children were surprised by how much diabetes can affect you and how even young children can learn to manage it.”

Pictured are Ladybirds pre-school staff and youngsters with diabetes sufferer Faith Robinson and friend George Palmer.Photo: SG140613-113TW