Spalding store to fundraise for research into Type 1 diabetes

CHARITY OF THE YEAR: Cheque presentation at Sainsbury's in Spalding to Pennygate Foundation.  This year, store staff will be raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  Photo by Tim Wilson.
CHARITY OF THE YEAR: Cheque presentation at Sainsbury's in Spalding to Pennygate Foundation. This year, store staff will be raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Staff at Sainsbury’s Superstore, Spalding, are asking shoppers to help them raise thousands of pounds towards research into Type 1 diabetes.

After an online and in-store vote, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was chosen to be the store’s new Local Charity of the Year for 2016-17.

JDRF funds research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes, as well as working with government, academics and the NHS to speed up research in the UK and supporting people with type 1 diabetes and their families.

Gemma Robinson, a JDRF fundraiser in South Holland whose daughter Faith (seven) was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes five years ago, said: “We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and we are looking forward to the partnership with Sainsbury’s Spalding store.

“Becoming its Local Charity of the Year will make a huge difference to our charity and we look forward to working closely with staff at Sainsbury’s Spalding store.”

Store manager Paul Bryan said: “I would like to say congratulations to JDRF and it is great to be working with a new charity this year.

Gemma and Faith Robinson with Sharon Brooks, Gemma's sister, who ran the London Marathon in aid of JDRF
 in April.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gemma and Faith Robinson with Sharon Brooks, Gemma's sister, who ran the London Marathon in aid of JDRF in April. Photo by Tim Wilson.

“My colleagues are really excited about the partnership.”

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