Chawton’s ‘Wear your Onesie’ fundraiser for Type 1 Diabetes
We raised over £250 for JDRF!
Staff and pupils from Chawton CE Primary School raised over £250 for JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, by wearing their onesies and pyjamas to school on Friday 14th November. Fraser (Year 2) and Lily (Year 3) joined their Mums Gayle and Emma to lead an action packed assembly for pupils and staff. They explained all about the groundbreaking research JDRF fund to treat and cure Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that differs from the more common Type 2 diabetes in that it is not linked to lifestyle and cannot be reversed. Fraser and Lily told their schoolmates what life is like for them and the 29,000 children in the UK living with the condition, including the need to blood test around 200 times per month and inject insulin 4-6 times per day. Headteacher Dawn Tilley said “It was brilliant to see all our children arrive in school in onesies and pyjamas; a massive thank you for everyone’s support and kind donations that will make a real difference. It’s been a great opportunity for pupils and staff to to learn more about Type 1 diabetes and to be able to support a charity that’s so close to our hearts here at Chawton.”