Plucky four-year-old arranges for diabetes charity event to help others

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A plucky four-year-old Wrangle girl who suffers with type 1 diabetes has arranged for an Easter Sunday charity event in Boston to help others suffering from the condition.

Nicole Smith approached Playtowers in Rochford Tower Lane and asked if they would help to organise a fun family event to raise funds for a diabetes charity.

“She was diagnosed with diabetes aged two and ended up in intensive care,” said her mum Jessica Smith.

“A lot of people are unaware of the symptoms in children and some even die from this condition if it’s not diagnosed early enough.”

The youngsternow relies on an insulin pump and canula inserted under her skin to stay alive.

The event will raise money and awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) which is searching for a cure.

It runs from 11am-6pm and will feature Easter Egg hunts on the hour, a fire engine, cake stall, face-painting, pampering from the Bodyshop and a raffle.

Playtowers manager Fiona Watts said: “Nicole is such a brave girl and approached us herself about organising the event. We will donate 50p from every paying customer to the charity.”

For details call Playtowers on 01205 311116