Stephensons, the national law firm, has donated £3,000 to a children’s diabetes charity as part of the firm’s commitment to working with communities across the UK.
Head of litigation, Louise Griffiths met with Carolyn Goldhill and Colleen Tandy from Supporting Children with Diabetes (SCD), to learn more about the charity’s work and present the donation.
SCD provide assistance to families of children with Type 1 Diabetes where the parents are unable to afford specialist equipment or facilities. The charity is able to provide financial grants and essential white goods such as insulin fridges and washing machines to help with the extra work caused by the condition. The charity also organises education days out for the children and funds specialist camps to help young people better cope with their condition.
Carolyn Goldhill, founder of SCD said: "Supporting Children with Diabetes is delighted to receive the donation of £3,000. This money will go a long way to assist us in helping young people and their families, especially those experiencing financial hardship.
“We are extremely grateful to all the partners and staff and thank them on behalf of the many families who will benefit from their generosity.”
The donation follows a high-profile awareness campaign, commissioned by Stephensons, which showed that only one per cent of UK adults could name the main signs of diabetes. According to the NHS, 3.9 million people are diagnosed with diabetes each year whilst an estimated 590,000 are unaware that they have the disease.
Louise Griffiths, who commissioned the study, said: “We see hundreds of people each year, young and old, who have their lives transformed by a diabetes diagnosis or complications arising from a missed diagnosis.
“Stephensons is committed to tackling this problem, raising awareness of the condition and supporting organisations who help diabetes sufferers across the UK.
“We are delighted to be able to help SCD with the wonderful work they do. It was a pleasure to meet Carolyn and Colleen and we hope that the donation will help them to continue providing such invaluable support.”