Weston mum hosts festival this Saturday to raise money for local charities

By Jill Dando News

Castle Batch Primary School Academy staff member Paula Sweeting and family and friends are holding a charity festival to raise funds for four important charities that have supported her daughter Danielle over the last 10 years.

They have organised a ladies’ night, raffles and Danifest being the next event at Kewstoke Village Hall in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset this Saturday (July 1).

The amazing care Danielle has received has motivated her friends and family to organise charity events to raise funds for Diabetes UK, Kidney Foundation, Stroke Association, Southmead Hospital Charity and Churchill Transplant Centre, Oxford Hospital; all the organisations that have helped Danielle through her journey. 

For over 10 years, Danielle, a former student of Castle Batch Primary School Academy and Priory Community School Academy, has suffered from complications of diabetes after being diagnosed at a young age.


In 2018 Danielle was told she had suspected renal failure, and her long transplant journey began. 
A year later, Danielle was admitted into hospital with double pneumonia where she was put in an induced coma to aid her recovery.

Sadly alongside this, in 2022, she had a massive stroke in her sleep and was left unable to move or feel the right side of her body.

Despite these setbacks, after receiving a huge amount of treatment and support from neurologists, cardiologists, psychologists and physiotherapists, Danielle is in a better place in 2023 awaiting her double transplant of a pancreas and kidney.

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