A Garden Party earlier this evening (Wednesday 11th July 2012), held in aid of Diabetes UK, at 6 Westfield Drive, Wistaston. Sheena & Ken Sambrook once again allowed their house and front & back gardens to be used for this annual event, which always takes place on the second Wednesday in July. Sheena and Ken who also organised the event are President and Treasurer respectively of the Crewe and South Cheshire Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK: http://crewe-and-south-cheshire.diabetesukgroup.org/ . Entrance was 50p which included a coffee or tea, whilst strawberries, cakes, greetings cards and plants were also available for sale, along with bring & buy and raffle stalls. They expected several dozen people to attend over the course of the evening, which included Mayor of Cheshire East Councillor George Walton & Mayoress Veronica Walton, along with the recently crowned Wistaston Rose Queen (Daisy Wybrow) and her Attendant (Emma Bishop).
Bryan Bossons (Chairman, Crewe and South Cheshire Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK) said, "We would like to thank Ken and Sheena for the use of their house and gardens. We would also like to thank everyone who has supported the event this evening."
All proceeds will go to support newly diagnosed children and adolescents with diabetes to allow them to attend one of several educational residential holidays held around the United Kingdom. The residential allows them to integrate with other young people with diabetes and share experiences, which may assist them to learn to control their condition. On average the Crewe and South Cheshire Voluntary Group raises £7,500 per year for Diabetes UK.