Netball charity tournament raises thousands for Stirling type 1 diabetes centre


Teresa Newton and her daughter Darcy Newton (6) raised $10,000 with a charity netball tournament for the Type 1 Telethon Family Centre. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Teresa Newton and her daughter Darcy Newton (6) raised $10,000 with a charity netball tournament for the Type 1 Telethon Family Centre. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

A MOTHER and daughter duo scored goals when they helped raise more than $10,000 for a Stirling type 1 diabetes centre.

Teresa Newton raised the record amount for the centre when she organised a charity netball tournament for the Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre.

“My daughter Darcy (6) has had type 1 since she was two,” she said.

“It surprised me that there is such a connection to type 1 in the community, most people will know someone or have someone in their family with type 1.

“They pulled in teams and before I knew I had 40 teams; it was huge.

“The support was just amazing, I was constantly on the Facebook page and all the mums would help me out, it was a total community.”

Ms Newton used her passion for netball and as courtside announcer for West Coast Fever to organise the event last month.

“I have a huge network of people and in a sporting environment people love to give for a specific cause,” she said.

“If you can give back you definitely should.”

Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre chief executive Rebecca Johnson said the funds raised would go straight back to the type 1 community.

“It will help us to provide free and low-cost workshops, camps, group education programs and community events,” she said.

“We are so grateful for community members like Teresa, who invest in our service and help us to continue to do our work.”

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