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Bollywood dance moves and treats raise more than £1,800 for Diabetes UK at Pinner event

Attendees of the ladies' afternoon
Dina (right from centre) with the attendees of the ladies afternoon

A Ladies Afternoon Treat fundraising event held in Pinner last week in aid of Diabetes UK has raised more than £1,800 for the charity.

Women attending the event were able to mingle with new people, try out Bollycademy dance moves and have the chance to win some amazing raffle prizes. They also listened to a talk on health and nutrition and heard about the work of Diabetes UK. 

Organiser Dina Kukadia, who lives in Pinner, said:

“I wanted to do something fun and interactive for ladies, many of whom have been socially deprived since the pandemic and, at the same time, raise funds for Diabetes UK as some of my family members lived with the condition.

“I am pleased that we raised £1,874 and that the ladies had a lovely time. I am extremely grateful to all the local businesses in and around Harrow who supported the event.”

Dina has arranged for the funds to go towards the 'Respiratory viruses and diabetes: helping the immune system put up a fight' research project under our ‘Adopt a Project’ scheme. 

This research is aimed at gaining a better understanding of the immune systems of people with diabetes and also why high blood sugars are linked to the increased chance of severe symptoms.

Jill Steaton, Head of South East Coast and London, Diabetes UK, said:

“Congratulations and thank you to Dina! This was an amazing achievement and we are very grateful. Our work to help people living with diabetes, campaign for improved care and fund ground-breaking research would not be possible without the commitment and generosity of supporters like Dina.”

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