Ball Raises Thousands for Diabetes UK

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Ball Raises Thousands for Diabetes UK


A COUPLE whose daughter has diabetes organised a summer ball raising thousands of pounds for a charity which helps people with the condition. Sara Bevan-Sharples and husband Mark Sharples raised an incredible PS6,160 for Diabetes UK Cymru after organising a fundraising summer ball at the Caesars Arms with chef Emma Ward in late August.

Sara and Mark are the owners of the restaurant and dedicated fundraisers for Diabetes UK Cymru as their daughter Millie, 15, has Type 1 diabetes and has been living with the condition since she was diagnosed at the age of two.

"Our daughter Millie has Type 1 diabetes and we want to make sure that everyone with diabetes has the support they need," said Sara, from Creigiau.

People with Type 1 diabetes have to manage their blood glucose levels through taking daily insulin doses. No-one knows what causes the condition, but it's not to do with being overweight and it isn't currently preventable.

The event featured an extensive buffet organised by Emma, including a selection of seafood, meats and salads.

This was followed by a disco and raffle with prizes that included a signed photo donated by Sir Steve Redgrave and others donated by the Welsh Rugby Union and the Vale Hotel. …

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