I am delighted to support the Nottingham-based charity, 'When You Wish Upon a Star'.
When my son was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of 13, he was devastated by the news. Having been a sporty active child he found it really challenging to come to terms with his diagnosis. As a family we were also struggling to cope as nobody we knew had previously suffered from this condition. Understanding the complexity of managing his sugars and insulin levels was challenging and sometimes a hit and miss affair.
When You Wish Upon a Star contacted us to ask what they could do in order to provide support. They gave my son a state of the art laptop which enabled him to research his condition further as well as connect with both his friends and the wider Internet community. This unexpected act of kindness was both deeply moving and a highly practical way of supporting a teenage boy at the most difficult time of his life so far.
I am now very pleased to have the opportunity of giving something back to this wonderful local charity.