Help raise charity cash at Tesco Billingham weekend of fun

Paula Stamp and daughter Lauren.
Paula Stamp and daughter Lauren.

A MUM whose daughter suffers with diabetes is looking for volunteers to help out at a weekend of fundraising events.

Paul Stamp’s daughter Lauren, 11, was diagnosed with the condition when she was just three-years-old.

In a bid to help raise funds for research into the condition, and to provide a helpline service for sufferers, the 42-year-old mum is taking part at a charity event this Saturday and Sunday.

Tesco stores around the country will see fundraisers for Diabetes UK stodd outside of the store shaking buckets and urging shoppers to hand over their spare change for the cause.

And Paul and Lauren will be stationed at the Tesco supermarket in Leeholme Road, in Billingham, along with other supporters.

Today Paula urged other volunteers to take part in the event, with people needed at the Billingham and Hartlepool Tesco store in Belle Vue Way, in Hartlepool.

She said: “We need volunteers to come out and rattle some buckets at the Hartlepool and Billingham stores. We’re not asking them to be there all day, just three hour slots so its more convenient for people and won’t take up their whole weekend.

“Children can take part as well but they must have permission from an adult and younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

“Me and my daughter Lauren are taking part this weekend because it’s for a really good cause.

“All money raised will go towards Diabetes UK which will help to fund a helpline for people who have been diagnosed with the condition who may need information or advice.

“The cash will also go towards research which is obviously vitally important in one day beating diabetes.”

Anyone who wishes to take part can chose slots of 9am until midday, midday to 3pm and 3pm until 6pm on Saturday, and 10am until 1pm and 1pm until 4pm on Sunday.

Participants must first register themselves by logging onto www.diabetes.org.uk/tesco-collection-weekend, and for further information or help in registering telephone Paul a on 07587183508 or email paulastamp1@outlook.com