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."