reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston
Photo label: l-r - Bryan Bossons (Chairman, Crewe and South Cheshire Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK) – Sheena Sambrook (President, Crewe and South Cheshire Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK) - Mayoress, Mrs Joan Fitzgerald - Lucy Rowland (Wistaston Rose Queen) - Mayor of Cheshire East Council, Councillor Wesley Fitzgerald – Ken Sambrook (Treasurer, Crewe and South Cheshire Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK)
A Garden Party in aid of Diabetes UK took place on the evening of Wednesday 9th July 2014 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 and included a tea or coffee, whilst cakes and plants were also available for sale, along with bring & buy and raffle stalls.
Several dozen people attended over the course of the evening including Mayor of Cheshire East Council, Councillor Wesley Fitzgerald and Mayoress, Mrs Joan Fitzgerald, along with the recently crowned Wistaston Rose Queen (Lucy Rowland) and her Attendant (Charlotte Shaw).
Ken Sambrook said, “We are always amazed at the wonderful support we receive from friends in the local community. It makes the evening such a great success and enables us to continue to support Diabetes UK.
All proceeds will go to diabetes research projects and also 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.