A CARE home raised money for a local charity that is close to the heart of one of its residents.
Field View Care Home resident Lyn Coldwell, aged 91, held a Guess the Name of the Teddy Competition in aid of a local diabetes family support group.
Mrs Coldwell’s great granddaughter Madison English, five, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of three.
Her mum Becci English helps to run a diabetes support group for families affected by the condition.
Staff and residents at Field View in Blackhall Colliery raised £50 which will help the work of the group.
Mrs Coldwell’s daughter Eve English said: “People at Field View know Madison as she goes to visit her great-grandma.
“The home also raises money for charities other than the home itself including Macmillan Cancer so they reach out into the community.
“We as a family would like to thank the Field View, we are very grateful for their support.”
Madison’s family were supported by a family group in the North West after Madison was diagnosed.
So when her parents moved to the North East they decided to set up a similar group to support families in the Durham area.
It is run by Madison’s mum Becci English and friend Joanne Mason, who has a son with Type 1 diabetes.
Fundraising events have provided money for children’s parties and also for diabetes research through Diabetes UK.
For more information, contact Becci English on 07539 060036 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.