A woman who raised almost a million pounds for a diabetes charity has been recognised by the Prime Minister Theresa May.
Jubie Wiga, from the Cotswolds, received the Point of Light award which honours people who go above and beyond for helping and inspiring others in their local community.
Jubie’s fundraising efforts started when her daughter Aliena was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of two.
She set up a website called Sugarplum Children which supports children and families affected by the condition, with money raised going to the JDRF. The website holds the largest online directory of food information to support parents of type 1 diabetic children.
In a personal letter written to Jubie, Ms May, who has type 1 diabetes, said: “Your determination and drive to support your daughter Aliena and others with type 1 diabetes is allowing children and their families to manage the condition so they can get on and enjoy life.
“I have seen first-hand the phenomenal effort you put into raising a staggering amount for JDRF and the important work Sugarplum Children is doing to help families have the information they need.”
Jubie is the 626th winner of the award, which is presented by the Prime Minister’s office. She said: “I am so honoured to have been chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award.
“To have the work I do with Sugarplum Children recognised at this level gives me the drive and energy I need to take my fundraising to the next level, helping to make the daily ordeal of life with type 1 for all those brave little stars a thing of the past.”

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