TO recognise the success of their fundraising for leading diabetes charity Diabetes UK, and the world’s leading Type 1 diabetes research charity JDRF, Buzz Electrical Ltd held an official cheque presentation and networking event at their Evesham offices.

In the last 12 months, during their 20th year in business, Buzz Electrical Ltd has raised awareness and funds for research into the prevention of diabetes through events including a charity football match, where their team of electricians took on a local football team, and a charity ball for 100 guests at the Wood Norton Hotel.

During the celebratory presentation event, both Diabetes UK and JDRF were presented with their charity cheques by Worcester Warriors and English Rugby Union player Chris Pennell, a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 10 who has still secured a successful career in the sport that he loves.

The cheques, adding up to a total value of £4,468, were presented to the two charities.

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The event was attended by Worcester Warriors community manager Steve Joslin, Steve Owens, MD at Buzz Electrical, Siobhan Clifford, of Diabetes UK, and JDRF’s regional fundraiser Bernie Carranza.

The fundraising events that took place throughout Buzz Electrical’s 20th anniversary year were organised by Director Sue Owens and Marketing Manager Lucy Biltcliffe, both of whom attended the cheque presentation.

Mr Owens said: “We have been delighted to support Diabetes UK and JDRF throughout our 20th anniversary year, charities which are close to our heart – and we have had some fun along the way!"