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Birmingham Sign Makers Raise Funds for Charity

Kind Hearted Birmingham Signage Company Helps To Raise Funds For Diabetes UK

A kind hearted signage company has helped to raise over £1,700 for Diabetes UK. Bowden and Dolphin Signs from Birmingham held a charity raffle and managed to raise an impressive £1,770.

Jamie Bowden from Birmingham’s Bowden and Dolphin Signs presents the cheque to Diabetes UK

The raffle which included some fantastic prizes including passes to West Midlands Safari Park, two match tickets for any Birmingham City league match, a signed Aston Villa football and the chance to be a mascot for the day with Birmingham City in March, was well received.

In addition a Just Giving page was set up and proved a huge success with donators giving generous amounts to the cause.

Jamie Bowden, Director and main fundraiser said: “We are really grateful for everyone who contributed to the raffle and to all those who bought a ticket. We couldn’t have expected to raise such an amount and I am so pleased to be able to hand the cheque over to Diabetes UK who will use the money to continue to carry out its lifesaving research and work.”

The emphasis on Diabetes UK as a charity of choice is not an accidental one as Bowden and Dolphin have first-hand experience of how the disease can affect people. One of the team members at the signage firm underwent a kidney transplant after suffering from the disease for several years.

The charity raffle was a thank you to the staff member’s brother for donating the kidney that has meant an improved standard of life for the Bowden and Dolphin worker.

Joanna Oldfield, Regional Fundraising Manager for Diabetes UK said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of Bowden and Dolphin Signs. The money raised will help Diabetes UK to continue supporting people living with diabetes.

She added: “Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today and causes more deaths each year than breast or prostate cancer combined. Diabetes UK receives no Government funding, so support from local organisations is very much appreciated.”

To find out more about Diabetes UK visit the website at http://www.diabetes.org.uk/

For more information about Bowden & Dolphin Signs please visit www.bowdenanddolphinsigns.com



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