A diabetes charity set up in Somerset after a man following a hypoglycemic attack at the wheel has received a cash injection of £1,000.
The Josh Evans Trust Fund, which was created to support families and children affected with the condition, was given the financial boost by Persimmon Homes South West as part of a local community initiative.
Josh Evans had been living with type 1 diabetes for 10 years before he was killed in 2008 aged 21 after suffering a hypo while driving.
His mother Tracy Evans, speaking to the Bridgwater Mercury newspaper, said: “We are extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes South West for this generous donation.
“My husband and I wanted to remember Josh and his enthusiasm for life by helping others with diabetes, specifically children and their families in Somerset. We are already making a big difference and this grant will help us to do even more.”
His mother said in the subsequent years Josh “refused to let his condition get in the way of life, and was always prepared to take on the challenges his condition posed him”.
Since the Josh Evans Trust Fund was founded, the organisation has raised more than £12,000 through a variety of fundraising events. The charity’s aim is to help the NHS by providing additional diabetes support, literature and knowledge.
Nina Hester, sales director at Persimmon Homes South West, said: “We are proud to make this donation to the Josh Evans Trust Fund. The charity is doing fantastic work in supporting those with diabetes in Somerset and we’re only too please to help.”

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