Morris dancers don their onesies for diabetes

Sompting Morris dancers at Type 1 Onsie Day in Worthing SUS-141117-110458001
Sompting Morris dancers at Type 1 Onsie Day in Worthing SUS-141117-110458001
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A GROUP of Sompting Morris dancers took to the chilly streets in just their onesies to raise funds and awareness for type one diabetes.

A GROUP of Sompting Morris dancers took to the chilly streets in just their onesies to raise funds and awareness for type one diabetes.

Back for a second year, Sompting Village Morris supported the #TypeOnesie campaign at South Street Square, Worthing, last Saturday and raised £173 to go towards research into curing the condition.

Sompting resident Sue Rayment, said: “We were fundraising for World Diabetes Day 2014 for research into finding a cure for this condition.

“One of my grandchildren was diagnosed with type one at only eight-months-old.”

The money raised will be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

She added: “I would like to thank my fellow dancers and musicians from Sompting Village Morris who gave their time and energy for such a worthwhile cause. They’re a special bunch of people with very big hearts.”

Karen Addington, chief executive of JDRF, said: “Those who live with type one diabetes, and their families, do a great job of getting on with their lives, but it is a very challenging condition. #TypeOnesie is a great way to have fun while also raising awareness and funds for an important cause.”