A youngster from Arbroath has raised nearly £3,000 to help children with diabetes.
Amy Tarbett, 11, who was diagnosed with the auto immune condition, type 1 diabetes, held a bingo night when £2,825 was raised for the children’s diabetes education fund at Ninewells Hospital.
Leslie McKenzie, paediatric diabetes specialist nurse at NHS Tayside, said: “We are delighted. The money allows us to give the children things that we wouldn’t normally get from the NHS.
“It will enable us to take them for a day out or an overnight stay and enjoy outdoor activities. We are really grateful. It will help us to give children with diabetes extra support.”
Amy’s mum Maureen McKay said: “It’s amazing. It was something that she wanted to do to give back to the team.”
Speaking about Amy’s diagnosis, Maureen said: “It’s a massive life change. She copes with it really well.
“The support we have had from the nurses and doctors is amazing.”