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Film fans are invited to charity fundraiser

Event organiser Jennifer Cooper also completed the Ride 100 cycling event on Sunday for Diabetes UK.JPG

Photo The event’s organiser Jen Cooper
A day of films, hotdogs and some surprise treats are in store at Porters in central Cardiff on Saturday 16 August.

The screenings, starting at mid-day and finishing at around 8pm, will feature a range of films, starting with the family-friendly animation How to Train your Dragon. Next will be 50/50, an unlikely comedy which deals with a young man’s diagnosis of cancer. Rounding off the trio of films will be The Dark Knight
Rises, the final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s renowned Batman trilogy. The event will be held in aid of Diabetes UK Cymru and Macmillian and aims to raise funds for both charities.

Film buffs can also enjoy a range of hot dogs that are being provided by Cardiff’s The Rollin’ Hot Dog Company as well as a raffle and lots of other treats.

The event’s organiser Jen Cooper, 26, from Cardiff Bay said: “My Grandad has been living with Type 2 diabetes for a number of years, and I know that this puts me at an increased risk of the condition.

“I’ve seen first-hand how difficult it can be to manage Type 2 diabetes, so I wanted to hold an event where people of all ages could have a fun day out. I also want to help raise funds that will make a difference to people who are supported by both these charities.”

Tickets to the event cost £10, which includes a hotdog and a glass of bubbly, or a non-alcoholic alternative and admission to one film. Alternatively, anyone who would like to come along can pay a suggested donation of £2 per film.

This is the second fundraiser that Jen will be a part of in a week to help raise vital funds for Diabetes UK as she successfully completed the Ride 100 cycling marathon from London to Surrey on Sunday 10 August.

Diabetes UK Cymru’s Director Dai Williams said: “Jen is really going that extra mile to help support her chosen charities and we’re really grateful that she’s chosen to support us and create such a fun event. The money raised at this event will help support the 173,000 people who are living with diabetes in Wales.”

For more information about this event email wales@diabetes.org.uk or call 029 2066 8276.To find out more about diabetes and whether you could be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes please visit www.diabetes.org.uk .

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