Loughgall Festival of Motorsport to raise £10,000 for Diabetes UK (NI)

As the chosen charity for Festival 2013, Diabetes UK will be on hand with information and health checks to assist in raising awareness on this ever-increasing illness. Fundraising Manager Naomi Brown said, “Diabetes UK cares for, connects with and campaigns for people living with diabetes, which is one of biggest health issues in the UK. Since 2005 Northern Ireland has seen 34% increase in those suffering from diabetes, which is the highest across the UK. There are presently 75,800 people living with this condition and up to 10,000 as yet not diagnosed. We need to get to these people.”

Naomi added, “We are looking forward to a great day in Loughgall and are delighted to be involved. Funds raised will remain in Northern Ireland and be used to support diabetes sufferers in any way we can.”

There is also be new award this year – “The Spirit of the Event” which is open to every single person competing, servicing, displaying or in any way taking part on the day. This will be presented by Miss Festival of Motorsport Emily Moffatt, and will be independently judged throughout the course of the day.

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