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Upminster golfer ends year of fundraising for Diabetes UK on a high note

Kay Bone, the Lady Captain of Upminster Golf Club celebrated the end of a year of fundraising for Diabetes UK, with a series of events.

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As well as a charity lunch, Kay held a Bridge evening, a quiz, a Ladies Open golf tournament, a Ladies festive lunch and a charity golf day.

Kay chose the charity because her husband, Dave, has Type 1 diabetes. She said: “Diabetes is a rotten condition - you never get a day off. It’s a constant struggle of blood tests, managing low blood sugar, the smell of insulin on your hands after changing a pump site or filling a syringe. It’s about the small everyday struggles, an unrelenting battle that people fight every day.”

Kay, pictured, smashed her target of raising £2,000 and has ended the year at £2,700. The final fundraising events she organised were two concerts at the club in Hall Lane, Havering, which was led by the Ladies Choir.

Roz Rosenblatt, head of London for Diabetes UK, said: “We were very pleased to be picked as the Upminster Golf Club charity of the year and have been thrilled at Kay’s achievements over the past 12 months. Every penny helps the fight against diabetes and to help create a future where diabetes can do no harm."

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