Tesco boost for fun day

Selina Wilson (left) from Tesco hands over prize donations to (left to right) Claire Hogan and Vikki Owens with her daughter Lucy who are holding a fun day to raise funds for Diabetes UK.
Selina Wilson (left) from Tesco hands over prize donations to (left to right) Claire Hogan and Vikki Owens with her daughter Lucy who are holding a fun day to raise funds for Diabetes UK.
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GENEROUS supermarket bosses have handed over a raft of raffle prizes ahead of a charity fun day inspired by a brave youngster who was the youngest person in the North-East for 20 years to be diagnosed with diabetes.

The Lucy Owen’s Family Fun Day is being held at Hartlepool Power Station Sports and Social Club, off Tees Road, in Hartlepool, this Sunday, August 25 between 1pm and 5pm.

Ahead of the weekend bosses at Tesco Extra, in Burn Road, have handed over goods to raffle including toys, games, sweets, a coffee machine and deep fat-fryer to the delight of Lucy’s family.

Beaming Lucy is now a picture of health, but at one stage her parents Jonathan, 28, and Vikki Owens kept a bedside vigil after being warned she may not make it through after falling ill aged eight months.

Lucy, who has since turned one, has been fitted with an insulin pump which she will wear for the rest of her life unless she later opts for injections to treat her Type 1 diabetes.

Full-time mum Vikki, 26, of Ripon Close, Hartlepool, said: “We were delighted to receive the backing of Tesco and we are really pleased with the amount of goods that they have donated.

“We are all gearing up to the weekend now and everybody is looking forward to it.”

The fun day will include auctions, various stalls, a tombola, children’s rides, raffles, bouncy castle and a barbecue plus teacup rides with all proceeds going to Diabetes UK.

People can still donate raffle prizes by emailing vikkiowens86@me.com