Fashion show walks up funding - The Evesham Observer

Fashion show walks up funding

Evesham Editorial 7th Jan, 2020   0

DIABETES services at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital have received a boost following a charity fashion show organised by a grateful family who have benefited from its care and support.

Facing diabetes at any age can be daunting, but sports and marketing student Tom Nicholls, 21, feared a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes could mean an end to his hopes of an ongoing active sporting life and a career in sports management.

However, Tom was referred to the South Worcestershire Department for Diabetes and Metabolism (SWDDM) where staff provided him with information and support to adapt following his diagnosis.

As a thank you, mum Melanie organised a fashion show through the Broughton Hackett Village Committee in conjunction with M&Co in Pershore which raised nearly £700. The money will be shared between the SWDDM and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Birmingham.

“The staff at the hospital helped my family and allowed me to lead a normal life. The Worcester staff were excellent in helping me transfer into a diabetic life: a life which is more normal than I believed possible,” Tom said.


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