Mother donates £5,000 to our appeal

IN MEMORY: Diabetic Rachel Hodgkinson died just before Christmas aged 43

IN MEMORY: Diabetic Rachel Hodgkinson died just before Christmas aged 43

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A RAMSEY mother has donated £5,000 to our Pumps 4 Kids campaign.

Coralyn Brew has given the money in memory of her daughter, Rachel Hodgkinson, a diabetic who died just before Christmas at the age of 43.

Coralyn said: ‘Rachel was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was just 12. Her dad was also diabetic for many years. Insulin pumps, if available then, would surely have made their lives a little easier. This donation is given by Rachel’s family as a tribute to her memory. We wish you luck and success with your campaign.’

Pumps 4 Kids is an Isle of Man Newspapers/Manx Diabetic Group campaign aimed at eradicating the children’s waiting list for Type 1 diabetes treatment.

We need to raise £20,000 to make this happen. The money will pay for each child on the waiting list to be fitted with a pump, making the conventional injection treatment a thing of the past.

Pump therapy allows a small amount of insulin to be administered continuously, with top ups at meal times, and completely replaces injections. The relatively new technology vastly improves the life of a child and their family.

If you would like to help Pumps 4 Kids, send your donation to The Treasurer, Pumps 4 Kids, 9 Hillcrest Grove, Birch Hill, Onchan, IM3 3HZ. Alternatively, an account has been set up at Barclays, under the account name Manx Diabetic Group – Pumps 4 Kids. The account sort code is 20-26-74 and the account number is 33877280.

Donations can be made in person at the bank or by sending the money to Barclays Private Clients International, Isle of Man International Banking Centre, PO Box 9, Barclays House, Victoria Street, Douglas, IM99 1AJ. Cheques can be made payable to Pumps 4 Kids.

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