A ladies fundraising event held in Pinner last week that featured Bollywood Dancing and treats for all, raised more than £1,800 for Diabetes UK.
Women attending the event were able to mingle with new people, try out Bollycademy dance moves and have the chance to win some amazing raffle prizes.
They also listened to a talk on health and nutrition and heard about the work of Diabetes UK.
Organiser Dina Kukadia, who lives in Pinner, said: “I wanted to do something fun and interactive for ladies, many of whom have been socially deprived since the pandemic and, at the same time, raise funds for Diabetes UK as some of my family members lived with the condition.
“I am pleased that we raised £1,874 and that the ladies had a lovely time. I am extremely grateful to all the local businesses in and around Harrow who supported the event.”
Dina has arranged for the funds to go towards the ‘Respiratory viruses and diabetes: helping the immune system put up a fight‘ research project at Diabetes UK under its ‘Adopt a Project’ scheme.
This research is aimed at gaining a better understanding of the immune systems of people with diabetes and alsowhy high blood sugars are linked to the increased chance of severe symptoms.
Jill Steaton, Head of South East Coast and London, Diabetes UK, said: “Congratulations and thank you to Dina! This was an amazing achievement and we are very grateful. Our work to help people living with diabetes, campaign for improved care and fund ground-breaking research would not be possible without the commitment and generosity of supporters like Dina.”