Having a ball for diabetes in Warrnambool

ORGANISERS are hoping a gala ball tonight will help raise $4000 towards a respite camp for children with diabetes.

The Diabetes Resources Centre (DRCI) has organised the ball in conjunction with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and both organisations will benefit from the proceeds. 

Co-ordinator Vanessa Buhlman said a portion of the proceeds would be donated to the JDRF to help find a cure for diabetes, and the DRCI would put its share towards a camp for children and adolescence with type 1 diabetes at Camp Cooriemungle later in the year. 

“There are not a lot of camps for kids with diabetes, so this was highlighted as a priority,” she said.

“We are hoping to raise enough money to cover half of the insurance bill, so our aim is $4000.” 

She said 96 people had booked tickets for tonight’s event at Warrnambool’s Wannon Rooms, which will feature music by Nick Van Zelst.

jwoolley@fairfaxmeda.com.au

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