Inspirational family raises funds for Diabetes UK

THE Hall Family from Dunmurry has raised a staggering £1,800 for Diabetes UK Northern Ireland by taking part in, and organising, their own fundraising events including the Mourne Walk Challenge in June, a 10K Run at Stormont Estate and a fundraising social event held on Saturday, November 3.

The family are raising funds for Diabetes UK NI in memory of a dearly loved family member, Mr John Hall who recently passed away. After some of the members of the Hall family completed the Mourne Walk Challenge in June, they wanted to raised further awareness of diabetes and the charity, along with vital funds.

Mandi Rafferty from the Hall family said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who so willingly collected sponsorship for the Mourne Walk Challenge and the 10K Run at Stormont Estate.

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“We all had a great night on November 3 and raised more money than we had hoped for.

“We really appreciate all the support and kind words we have received. Diabetes UK is a great charity that supports people of all ages living with diabetes in Northern Ireland and I am very proud to support and raise money for them.”

Naomi Brown, National Fundraising Assistant for Diabetes UK commented: “I would like to say a huge thank-you to the Hall family for their fantastic efforts in raising so much money for Diabetes UK NI. We rely so heavily on people to take on challenges like this to help fund the work that we do. I am delighted that they received so much support with their fundraising efforts and thank you to all involved.

“The money raised will go towards funding research into diabetes, care events including the Children’s and Youth camps, the Careline, information leaflets, awareness raising and campaigning for improved services. I would urge anyone else interested in supporting Diabetes UK to visit our website or call the local office now for information on how they can get involved.”