Derbyshire woman raises cash for charity

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A woman whose husband suffers from diabetes has raised £5,000 for charity.

Wendy Osborne, aged 41, generated the cash for Diabetes UK by running a half marathon in Manchester with her husband, Gary, who was diagnosed two years ago.

The couple, from Dronfield, raised £3,000 in sponsorship but Wendy, a Weight Watchers leader in Dronfield and the Hope Valley, also raised money through her meetings across the region.

She generated another £2,000 through ‘Bake a Difference’ events, where her Weight Watchers members baked low calorie cakes and sold them on to others to boost her fundraising efforts.

“It was a tough run in the hot sunshine but my sponsors kept me going and I felt amazing crossing the finish line - a personal achievement as well as raising money for such a good cause,” she said.

“We are incredibly proud to be supporting such a worthy cause.”

Douglas Twenefour, clinical advisor at Diabetes UK, said: “Treats can be included as part of a healthy balanced diet for people with diabetes, however it’s important to plan for such treats, make sure they are just occasional and ensure they fit into your overall nutritional goals.”