TWO young Solihull brothers, who both have Type 1 diabetes, have been raising money and awareness for the condition with cakes and a cuppa.
Michael McPhillips, aged nine, and brother Mathew, eight, raised £120 for Diabetes UK with the Care for a Cuppa morning, helped by mum Sarah and sister Mia.
“The charity has been a great help since both boys were diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes seven years ago and we wanted to give something back,” said Sarah.
“I am very proud of them both and they have coped well with their diagnosis and are now starting to manage their own carbohydrate counting and injections.”
Jo Oldfield, fund raising manager for the Midlands, added: “A big thank you to Michael, Mathew and Mia for their hard work to raise a fantastic £120 from their coffee morning. It’s events like this that raise much needed funds for the charity as well as raising awareness of the condition so people have a better understanding of it.”
Sarah is now urging everyone to watch the Diabetes UK new video at www.youtube.com/diabetesukcharity, before World Diabetes Day on November 14, to raise awareness of the condition’s symptoms.
“With children it’s very important to get as early a diagnosis as possible to avoid them becoming life- threateningly ill,” she added.