Drayton Manor Gives a Helping Hand to JDRF
Drayton Manor Theme Park has raised Â£4,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and has recently presented it to the charity to enable it to continue its worthwhile search for a cure for type one diabetes.
The money was raised from the successful Sporting Lunch, which was held in the parkâ€™s Tower Suite in December and raised Â£3,000. BBC Radio WMâ€™s presenter, Jimmy Franks, and former England, Arsenal and Aston Villa Footballer Paul Merson was a guest speaker. The highlight of the lunch came in the shape of an auction of sporting memorabilia, which featured signed football shirts donated by Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers amongst other sporting items.
In addition, the park raised a further Â£1,000 through the sale of sandwiches in the cafeteria, where 10p from every sandwich bought throughout the season was donated to JDRF.
Drayton Manor has been raising money and supporting JDRF for a number of years and 2011 marks the fourth consecutive year it will host its annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, which attracts large numbers of families, couples, individuals and businesses who have personal experience of the illness, all to raise money to fund crucial research into this chronic, life-threatening condition.
Colin Bryan, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Theme Park, comments: â€œWeâ€™re delighted to have raised so much money for such a good cause and know our contribution will continue to provide hope to those sufferers who hope a cure will be found.”
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