Generous donations from Breanick Lodge and the Cornwall Mark Benevolent Fund provide support for children’s diabetes charity…

Members of the Breanick Lodge and the Deputy Provincial Grand Master for the Cornwall Mark Freemasons were greeted at the Diabetes Centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital this past week.
Peter Roberts and Chris Semmens were welcomed by Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist Anita England where they presented cheques for £400 and £800 respectively. These generous donations were made in support of the children’s diabetes charity SKYD, which stands for Supporting Kernow Young Diabetics.

Anita explains:

“SKYD has been active for 20 years, running events for children, young people and families who have diabetes in Cornwall. These events occur throughout the year and allow children with diabetes to meet others with the same condition. They also provide a great way for parents and families to catch up and discuss diabetes with others who have gone through the same journey.”

SKYD events planned for the year ahead include surfing, trips to a water park, clip and climb, ‘Jump4’ Trampoline Park and a Christmas party with a visit from Santa. There will also be a sport and talk event featuring a visit from an international inspirational speaker with diabetes.

“None of this would be possible without donations from people like Peter and Chris and their organisations”, continues Anita. “We’re incredibly grateful for all the support and donations that we’ve received; they really do have tremendous impact on the support and care available to children and their families affected by diabetes in Cornwall. We are always looking for people to join the committee to enable SKYD to continue.”