Charity ball in Wisbech raises thousands

Charity ball

Charity ball - Credit: Archant

A charity ball has raised more than £6,500 for a diabetes charity.

The team that raised just under £6000 two years ago repeated its success this year, raising the money for JDRF, an organisation dedicated to finding a cure for Type one diabetes and supporting families as they learn how to adapt their lives around the condition.

The charity was chosen because of the direct impact it has had on one of the teams daughters.

Erin Richmond, nine, was diagnosed at the age of five and is one of 29,000 children currently living in the UK with the condition.

Tickets sold out fast and this year the ball was supported by local businesses and guests that donated raffle prizes for the evening as well as prizes sponsored by Wheelers Accountants, Priden Engineering and Richmond Plastering.

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Entertainment was provided by The Look with lighting from Pro-Event Hire and Nightlife Entertainment.

A three-course meal was provided by local company Cooks Catering.

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Type one diabetes is a lifelong condition and requires constant monitoring.

Children like Erin will have up to 50,000 finger prick tests by the time they are 18 and up to 19,000 insulin injections.

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