Welwyn Garden City school fundraises for diabetes charity

Knightsfield pupils raised money for diabetes charity JDRF. Picture: Knightsfield School.

Knightsfield pupils raised money for diabetes charity JDRF. Picture: Knightsfield School. - Credit: Archant

A Welwyn Garden City school that caters for children with hearing difficulties has fundraised for a diabetes charity.

Knightsfield School’s pupils handed over a £215 cheque to JDRF – a type 1 diabetes charity and research funder – after they took part in a sunflower growing competition last summer.

The entry donations coupled with money from the school’s summer fete were given to the charity at a special assembly this week.

A spokeswoman for the school told the WHT: “As a specialist sensory academy for hearing impaired children aged 11-18, the students were rightfully proud of their fundraising achievement. They could also identify closely with children who face health difficulties in their day-to-day lives.”

JDRF has been working for over three decades to fund research that will cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications.

For more information visit https://jdrf.org.uk/.