From fun runs to leg waxing, the Crosspool community is coming together to help raise money for children with type one diabetes.
On Sunday 27 May 2012, 33 children from Crosspool schools Lydgate Infant, Lydgate Junior and Tapton – along with children from Waterthorpe Primary and Sheffield High School – are running the 3K fun run in support of children with type one diabetes.
Further to the support received from the local schools, local butcher Philip James is having his legs waxed on Saturday 30 June 2012 at 12pm outside his shop on Sandygate Road – anyone wishing to pay for a wax strip is welcome to sponsor him!
In addition to this, Top to Toe Beauticians on Sandygate Road has raised £424 by organising a raffle. Gym Plus in Crookes and The Avenue Hair & Beauty Salon on Glossop Road are also supporting fundraising efforts.
No one is sure what causes type one diabetes, but a virus that mainly affects children is believed to be the most likely cause and Crosspool community has been immensely supportive in raising funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Local children taking part in the fun run have their own logo, ‘ToD’, which will be advertised on their running t-shirts, so look out for them on the day and give them a cheer.
If you wish to discover more about type one diabetes and the ongoing fundraising you can visit the blog at www.kidswithtod.blogspot.co.uk.