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Dedicated Misty scoops two top charity awards

DEDICATED VOLUNTEER: Misty Cuplin (centre) receiving her awards from Diabetes UK chief executive 
Baroness Barbara Young and Diabetes UK chairman Richard Lane.

DEDICATED VOLUNTEER: Misty Cuplin (centre) receiving her awards from Diabetes UK chief executive Baroness Barbara Young and Diabetes UK chairman Richard Lane.

After dedicating a decade to raising thousands for diabetes research Misty Cuplin has received two volunteering awards.

Misty, from Burgh le Marsh, won the Fundraising Award and the Peter Swift Award, at the Diabetes UK’s regional Inspire Awards.

She became involved with the Diabetes UK Skegness Voluntary Group when she and her husband Eric, who has Type 2 diabetes, moved to the area 10 years ago.

Misty is treasurer to the group. Her fundraising activities have included a parachute jump, but on a more regular basis the couple attend local events to run their soft toy tombola.

The Peter Swift Award is given to the individual who the judges decided had given exceptional service in 2013.

Pete Shorrick, regional manager at Diabetes UK in the Midlands, said: “Misty has done so much for Diabetes UK fundraising and I am delighted this has been marked not only with the Fundraising Award, but also the Peter Swift Award which recognises her willingness to go ‘above and beyond’ in everything she 
has done to support the charity.

“Misty has been supported throughout by her husband Eric and I know they already have a busy summer schedule of fetes and fairs to attend in Lincolnshire.”

Misty said: “I was so pleased to be nominated and then to win, it was a lovely surprise.

“This award is for the work of the whole committee and we shall enjoy celebrating having our efforts recognised. I feel the same as the 95 per cent of people who completed a recent Diabetes UK survey and would recommend volunteering for the charity. You get back as much as you put in and help others at the same time.”

 

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