Family of young diabetes patient raise funds for Hartlepool children’s unit

The family and friends of a young girl with diabetes have raised funds to help other patients like her.

Lilia Keers, who is five, is being treated for type 1 diabetes in the children’s outpatients department at the University Hospital of Hartlepool after being diagnosed last September.

The family wanted to show their thanks for the care she has had – so they decided to hold a fundraiser at the Move It With Ami Ford fitness centre in Hartlepool.

The fundraiser was a challenge – involving a three-hour continuous dance with 75 family and friends – but it was worth the effort as the group helped raise £900!

This was then followed by a separate £500 contribution from the Hartlepool Diabetes Group.

Debbie McHugh, children’s diabetes specialist nurse, said: “We are so grateful to all of Louise’s family and friends for raising such a fantastic amount of money for the service.

“Contributions like this mean we can provide the very best care to our patients.

“This funding will mean we can organise more events for our patients, including days out to different venues and events. It will really make an amazing difference.”


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