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Lincoln County Hospital midwife, Zoe, diagnosed with type one diabetes at four, fundraises for children with the same disease.





A midwife, who was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of four, is fundraising for children with the same disease.

Zoe Gant, who works at Lincoln County Hospital, has organised a series of meet-ups for children and their families, including swimming, bowling, trampolining and more.

As a child, Zoe’s parents helped create support networks for families by fundraising and organising events, allowing them to meet people in the same situation.

Lead Nurse Claire Cutts with Zoe Gant and health care support worker Caroline Pearce
Lead Nurse Claire Cutts with Zoe Gant and health care support worker Caroline Pearce

She has since followed in her parents’ footsteps after her son was diagnosed with the disease while staying in the hospital’s Rainforest Ward.

“It was lovely to see each child not feel self-conscious checking their blood sugar levels and giving their insulin,” The midwife said.

“One parent said that her son wouldn’t go out or meet new people after his diagnosis, but he absolutely loved the bowling event because he felt the same as everyone else.”

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity provides patients and staff with these extras without being funded through the NHS.

“We have been really lucky to have had the support of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity,” Zoe added.

“As a way of showing my thanks for their support and to help raise funds, I have decided to organise an evening of fun and singing.”

The midwife has arranged for Gary Barlow tribute act, Dan Hadfield, to perform at the Hospital Club in Lincoln from 7pm on Saturday, June 22 to fund future activities.

Ben Petts, United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity manager, said: “It’s great to see staff supporting the charity, it really does make a massive difference.

“Thanks to generous donations, we have funded lots of other work for children’s causes this year.”



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