Batman gets the wobbles on the ropes

Batman On Ropes Small

Kids with type 1 diabetes from throughout Moreton Bay turned out to play when Diabetes Queensland hosted its first DiaBuddies Day in the region last month.


Batman and his Batmobile also joined in the party.


YMCA's Camp Warrawee in Joyner gave the 56 people who attended, including 15 children with type 1 diabetes and 17 of their brothers and sisters, the chance to climb the indoor rock wall and complete the outdoor low ropes course.


Sisters Courtney and Sophie Braidwood, both Diabetes Queensland type 1 young ambassadors, volunteered on the day and spoke to the families about their journey growing up with type 1 diabetes. They also helped with the art and craft activities.


Many of the families came dressed in their favourite superhero costumes. The best dressed superhero prizes were won by Amber Hopkins and Janko Booyse.


The Sulskis and Keane families won the fruit and vegetable hampers, donated by Brisbane Markets.


The carbohydrate count competitions were won by Zoe Keane, Harry Vaughan, Chelsea Gilson and Ben Hayes.


Next DiaBuddies events:

  • Cairns - Saturday, October 26,4pm - 8.00pm at Jump Mania Trampoline Park, Shop 118A Raintrees Shopping Centre, Corner Koch & Alfred Street, Manunda.
  • Rockhampton - Saturday, November 9, 10am - 2pm at Capricorn Caves, 30 Olsen Caves Road, The Caves.


Places are limited so bookings are essential. Call Diabetes Queensland on 1800 177 055, or email to register your family today.


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