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Norwich Elvis impersonator brings some “rock ‘n’ roll” to his Diabetes UK fundraising efforts

A Norwich chef is set to be “all shook up” as he swaps his chef whites for the infamous Elvis jumpsuit as part of an amazing fundraising drive for Diabetes UK.


Father-of-two Quinton Haverson is organising a charity night in March where he will transform into Q Elvis and perform a host of the King’s classic songs from the 50s to the 70s.

Quinton was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes five years ago at the age of 40 and he is keen to raise awareness and understanding of the condition as well as vital funds for Diabetes UK.

Following the fundraising night on Friday, 16 March at The Oaklands Hotel in Norwich, Quinton will be then be losing his “blue suede shoes” in favour of his trainers as he tackles a marathon for the first time since his Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. 

Quinton, who works off-shore, will be taking part in his third marathon when runs this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon for Diabetes UK. The 26-mile world-famous run will take place on Sunday 22 April.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to these two very different fundraisers to boost funds for Diabetes UK and understanding of the condition.

“It can be a gruelling condition to live with at times, and there are a lot of misconceptions too."

“I hope as many people as possible can come along to the charity night in March, not only will I be doing my turn as Elvis Presley, but there will be disco afterwards as well as a raffle and an auction.”

Quinton Haverson


As a keen runner, Quinton is determined to prove that his diagnosis will not stop him achieving everything he sets his mind to.

He aims to raise £2,000 for Diabetes UK and is also hoping local businesses will support his fundraising efforts by donating prizes for the auction and raffle. 

Teresa Strange, Diabetes UK Eastern Fundraiser, said: “Our much-needed work wouldn’t be possible without the determination and generosity of our incredible fundraisers. 

“We are extremely grateful to Quinton for his hard work – running a marathon is no mean feat! The money raised will help fund ground-breaking research, care services and campaigns that can change the lives of those living with diabetes.”

To book a ticket, £5 per person, for the 7.30pm to midnight Charity Night at The Oaklands Hotel in Yarmouth Road, Norwich, please call Quinton on 07814 558696 or email

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