Diabetes walk raises hundreds of pounds for its charity

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MORE than £400 has been raised from a diabetic charity walk.

The route, which was organised by Diabetes UK, took place in Queen Elizabeth Country Park, earlier this month.

It attracted more than 70 people, including several dogs and families.

David Bailey and Christine Edwards, the respective chairpeople of the Diabetes UK Petersfield and Portsmouth voluntary groups, jointly organised the sponsored walk with a choice of either a 1.9 or 5 mile distance.

So far the money raised is over the £400 mark, with more donations coming in.

Liz Thornton, fundraising manager for the south east, said: ‘Our volunteers put so much effort into making it a success and helped raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.’

For information about the symptoms of diabetes, or to find out more about the charity’s work, visit diabetes.org.uk.