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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Barrow based children’s diabetes support group wins £1,000 donation

A GROUP, based in Barrow, which supports children with diabetes and their families has benefited from a cash donation.

good cause Receiving a cheque for £1,000 from Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Fund are the Furness Paediatric Diabetic Family Support Group. Back row, from the left, parents Dawn Wright, Sharon Dobie and Sarah Langhorn. Front: Isobella Wright, four; James Dobie, 10, and Amelia Langhorn, eight JONATHAN LEE REF: 50056588B000

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Furness Paediatric Diabetic Family Support Group is the latest good cause to receive a £1,000 donation from the Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Fund.

The charitable fund works in conjunction with the North-West Evening Mail to give away £1,000 each month to support community groups, organisations and local good causes from across Barrow and Furness, South Lakes, and Millom and South Copeland.

The fund was the idea of the late Barrow businessman and philanthropist, Ray Armstrong, and Dan Austin, managing director of Lake District Farmers.

Furness Paediatric Diabetic Family Support Group helps children with type 1 diabetes and their families from across Furness, Ulverston and the Millom area.

It arranges regular contact for families to get together.

It also provides identity bracelets, which inform others a child has diabetes, and information books about the condition. The group also organises social events for the children to show they are not the only ones going through it.

The group plans to spend the donation on buying identity bracelets and information books and for a summer trip for the children. Sarah Langhorn, of the support group, said: “We are so grateful to the Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Fund. This will help a lot of children and it will also help to publicise the group to other families who are not aware of us yet.”

Information about the group can be found at the Furness Paediatric Diabetic Family Support Group Facebook page.

Last week it was announced that to mark the festive period the Ray Armstrong fund is donating £3,000 – three separate £1,000 donations – to the community.

Further £1,000 recipients will be announced in the Evening Mail on Monday December 9 and Monday December 16. Money is raised from a celebrity chef event at Clarence House Hotel in Dalton, with plans revealed for next year’s event to be held over three nights from January 31 to February 2. To buy a ticket call Sarah Earley on 01229 870168.

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The next donation will be featured in the Evening Mail on Monday, Monday May 5
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