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Kevin donates £1000 to MacLeod Diabetes & Endocrine Centre (MDEC) for third year running!


Kevin HooperKevin Hooper, a patient at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, has donated £1000 to the MacLeod Diabetes & Endocrine Centre (MDEC) for the third year running to say thank you to staff there that have cared for him.

In the past, Kevin found living with Type 1 Diabetes challenging and was not taking his insulin regularly. However thanks to the commitment and support from staff at the diabetes centre he started getting the regular treatment he needed. In recent years Kevin has come to appreciate the help RD&E staff have given him and decided to give something back. 

Kevin raised the money by holding a party for over 160 family and friends at Exeter City Football Sports Centre to celebrate his birthday and to also thank those who have supported him.  Kevin provided a buffet and a cake, and funded the evening’s entertainment in the form of tribute act Too Rex.  In return he asked for donations from his guests and raised around £300 on the night. Kevin then rounded up the sum to a thousand with his own money.

Tracey Courtney, Diabetes Nurse Specialist at the MacLeod Diabetes & Endocrine Centre said: “Kevin is fantastic and we are all very grateful for his support. This year, we’re hoping to use Kevin’s donation to make improvements to our education and training facilities, and buy equipment for our foot clinic.”


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