Wiltshire rocks to boost diabetes foundation
Live bands thrilled at Rock Diabetes in Westbury’s White Horse Country Park last Saturday, raising £3,600 for the Juvenile Diabetes Rese-arch Foundation.
Bradford on Avon’s Scython, in their first gig, kicked things off, followed by the Peruvian Fighting Sheep from Bristol Rock Guitar music school.
Then came Rock Dog, Control the Storm, the Full Motley, Leander Morales and Andy Hill and Natural Tendency, before headliners Hot Flex delivered an array of heavy metal covers.
Organiser Donna-Michelle Donkin, whose daughter Cerys-Anne was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years ago, said her family could not have hoped for more success.
“People came from far and wide, from Yeovil, Sunder-land, Poole and beyond. We met lots of families affected by diabetes in some way and some who follow us on our Insulin Gang support group.
“We want to say thank you to everyone involved in this that helped to make it possible. It was a great day.”
Much of the money was raised in an auction of rock memorabilia, including some signed books and photos from Brian May, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Metallica and OMD.
Mrs Donkin’s family is starting up a new diabetes support group on December 1 at Bellefield Children’s Centre in Trowbridge.
Email donnamichellehall@ hotmail.com or visit The Insulin Gang on Facebook.