Return to the 90s for Spalding party to help fight diabetes

Guests at a 90s-themed diabetes ball in aid of the charity JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at South Holland Centre, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Guests at a 90s-themed diabetes ball in aid of the charity JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at South Holland Centre, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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About 250 people boarded a time machine at Spalding’s South Holland Centre and went back to the 1990s for the sake of type 1 diabetes sufferers.

Gemma Robinson of West Pinchbeck, friend Jenny Carr of Boston and DJs Shaun Neal and Gavin James together hosted a 90s-themed spring party to raise money for the charity JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

Diabetes ball organisers DJ 
Shaun Neal, Jenny Carr and Gemma Robinson with DJ Gavin James.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Diabetes ball organisers DJ Shaun Neal, Jenny Carr and Gemma Robinson with DJ Gavin James. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The party featured face painting, fun photos taken by Nicola Woods of Gosberton Risegate and a disco, all of which took the total raised so far this year by Gemma and friends for JDRF to about £3,000.

Gemma said: “I put on a lot of events, but this one in particular was for my sister Sharon Brooks who is running the London Marathon on Sunday.

“My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about five years ago and my long-term goal is to bring the awareness of JDRF to more people.

“We had so many people at the party that we had to turn others away, so we’re definitely going to do another next year. The more people who know about JDRF, the better.”

If people can understand type 1 diabetes, it could save a life but also help steer people away from thinking type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the same when they are completely different.

Gemma Robinson of West Pinchbeck.

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