Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston
A Garden Party in aid of Diabetes UK took place on the evening of Wednesday 8th July 2015 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 coffee or tea, whilst strawberries, cakes, greetings cards and plants were also available for sale, along with bring & buy and raffle stalls.
Over eighty people attended over the course of the evening, which included Mayor of Cheshire East Council, Councillor Hilda Gaddum, along with the recently crowned Wistaston Rose Queen (Rachel Astbury) and her Attendant (Chelsea Horne).
Ken Sambrook said, "We would like to thank everyone who has supported the event. £690 was raised which is a fantastic total."
Ken we are always amazed at the wonderful support we receive from friends in the local community that makes the evening such a great success enabling us to continue to support diabetes uk.
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.
The next local event in aid of Diabetes UK is a Coffee Morning at Nantwich Parish Rooms (St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Nantwich) on Saturday 25th July 2015, 10am to 12 noon.