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Nearly £1,000 Raised for Diabetes UK

Big Collection

8:24am 28th June 2014
(Updated 8:26am 28th June 2014)

Nearly a thousand pounds has been raised in Dorchester to help people affected by diabetes.

The fundraising drive was spearheaded by volunteers and part of Diabetes UK's BIG collection.

£900 was collected in the Tesco store in Dorchester.

Enthusiastic volunteers collected donations and helped raise awareness of diabetes, a condition that affects one in seven.

Nationally 3,000 volunteers gave up their time to collect for the charity, hoping to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds overall. This money will support the 3.2 million people living with diabetes in the UK and help find the further 630,000 who remain undiagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Shona Freeborn, Team Leader for the collection at Dorchester, said: "I would personally like to thank the volunteers who gave up their time to help collect donations at the Tesco Superstore over the weekend. With their support we've raised £900 for Diabetes UK."

"We had a fun weekend and the volunteers did a great job spreading some cheer in store."

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