28th Oct, 2016

Ex-mayor hands over cash for research into diabetes

Sophie Heaviside 24th Sep, 2016 Updated: 3 hours ago

A FORMER Kenilworth Mayor has made a donation to he University of Warwick’s diabetes research.

Coun Michael Coker donated £3,000 to the research as well as another £3,000 to South Warwickshire Diabetes UK.

The money has been raised over the last year through local events including a golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Diabetes is estimated to affect more than 285 million people globally and the Midlands has the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in Europe.

Coun Coker said: “It is a pleasure to hand over the money to such a worthy cause. The diabetes research conducted by the University of Warwick is an example of some of the good work conducted at the University’s Medical School.

“Diabetes affects the lives of so many including young people and their families. I hope my donations to the University and Diabetes UK will encourage others to give to such a good cause.”