Walking tall for Catriona

041111 Springfield ps pupils doing sponsored walk around linlithgow loch for diabetes appeal.
041111 Springfield ps pupils doing sponsored walk around linlithgow loch for diabetes appeal.

NOVEMBER is National Diabetes Month and pupils at Springfield Primary, LInlithgow, did their bit to raise around £3500 for research into the con dition.

A ‘‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’’ sponsored walk was organised by the family of P4 pupil Catriona McKellar who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last year and cash raised will go towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF) which funds research into a cure for Type 1 which is permanent but can be treated.

Mum Hazel said: “The staff at Springfield have been very helpful since Catriona became ill and were pleased to support the walk as a whole school event.

‘‘Everyone wore something blue as this is the colour used worldwide to raise awareness of Type 1 which is an auto- immune disease.”

An online page for donations can be found at www.virginmoneygiving.com/catriona mckellar

Other events organised in November by the McKellar family include sales and raffles.

Many of the prizes have been donated by local businesses and individuals and the family thanks them all. If you would like tickets or a prize list email mckellar 100@gmail.com