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Celebrities lend their support to Care for a Cuppa launch

A host of celebrities offered their support to Diabetes UK’s Care for a Cuppa campaign on Tuesday 7 April 2009.

Entertainer Christopher Biggins, 'EastEnders' actor Nina Wadia, comedian Amy Lamé, 'GMTV' presenter Emma Crosby, 'Sky News' presenter Steve Dixon, and 'Shameless' actor Tina Malone all attended the launch at Claridge's Hotel in London.

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Celebrity guests, left to right: Tine Malone, NIna Wadia, Steve Dixon, Christopher Biggins, Emma Crosby, Amy Lame

About Care for a Cuppa

Diabetes UK’s fundraising campaign, supported by Splenda low calorie sweetener, urges people to stick the kettle on to help raise £150,000 for people with diabetes. To mark its 75th year Diabetes UK has ambitious plans to have 1,000 parties and raise £150,000 by December 2009.

It's easy to take part

A Care for a Cuppa tea party is a fun event for family and friends that can be held at home, at work, in your local town hall or at any other community venue.

The parties are easy to plan and all you need is to decide on a venue and invite as many guests along as possible. You can ask guests to make a donation for every cup of tea or biscuit or you could ask for an entry donation.

Diabetes UK's work makes a difference

Richard Lane OBE, the President of Diabetes UK, said the launch was a great success. He added: “I am a living example of how Diabetes UK-funded research and treatment makes a difference to people’s lives. My life, and the lives of my wife and children, has changed dramatically since the islet-cell transplants and it is a relief not to have to worry about when the next serious hypo will strike.

“The celebrities and Care for a Cuppa ambassadors who kindly attended made this launch a magnificent success and I would like to thank them all for their support.

"Diabetes UK does a wonderful job of helping people with diabetes, their families and their carers and that is why I am pleased both to be the charity’s President and to support Care for a Cuppa.

"It’s great way of enjoying quality time with friends, family and work colleagues, while at the same time helping such a good cause.”

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