Foster carers donate to Diabetes UK

Archived: Posted March 2, 2016

We reported recently how kind-hearted foster carers from our North East region decided to donate their annual Christmas gift to local charities.

One of their charities of choice was Diabetes UK – that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.

Foster carer Angela Physick presented a cheque to Louise Simonian, regional fundraiser at Diabetes UK, at our FCA office in the North East.

FCA foster carers donate their annual Christmas gift to Diabetes UK

Angela said: “Diabetes UK is a charity that is very close to my heart. During my first year as a foster carer my oldest daughter Joleen was diagnosed with type one diabetes. During this time other foster carers, FCA and Diabetes UK all supported me through this difficult time for my fostering family. I have fundraised in the past for Diabetes UK to thank them for their support and this was the only choice for me when I was offered to donate money.”

Diabetes UK was one of six charities chosen to donate money to, as it resonated a lot with our foster carers in relation to caring for children. The other charities included The Children’s Society and The Rees Foundation.

Louise Simonian, Diabetes UK Regional Fundraiser, said: “I’d like to thank FCA’s foster carers who chose to give up their annual Christmas gift and instead donated the money to Diabetes UK. The funds raised will go a long way to helping us care for, connect with and campaign on behalf of the over 4 million people living with diabetes in the UK.”

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