Charity is looking for volunteers

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Diabetes UK is looking for around 20 energetic volunteers to support a collection weekend at the Tesco store in Tweedmouth from June 13-15. Email

Volunteers can select morning or afternoon sessions running from 9am until 6pm on 13 and 14 June and 10am until 4pm on 15 June.

Linda Wood, regional manager for Diabetes UK said: “We are looking for enthusiastic and approachable volunteers in Berwick with a desire to help raise lots of money for a fantastic cause.

“The weekend takes place at the end of Diabetes Week and it is a great way to inform customers about diabetes while raising money for Diabetes UK.

“We are proud that 9 out of 10 people who volunteered for the Big Collection weekend last year said they would volunteer again, which means they really must have enjoyed it. We look forward to another fun weekend at the next collection in June.”

Mary Rattray of Berwick said: “I was a team leader for the Big Collection at the store last year and I’m doing it again this year.

“Diabetes UK staff supported me and I really enjoyed recruiting volunteers and helping them to get the most out of the experience. If you are sociable and want to give something back I would recommend taking part in the Big Collection weekend.”

The money raised will go towards supporting the 3.8 million people with diabetes in the UK and help people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of the condition.

The Big Collection weekend in October 2013 raised over £380,000 for Diabetes UK.

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