BOND: Siobhan and Oliver Davis.
BOND: Siobhan and Oliver Davis. Peter Carruthers

Finding a cure for young Oliver

AT JUST six years old, Oliver Davis was told he had type 1 diabetes after his pancreas suddenly failed.

"There is no history of diabetes in our family so it came as a complete surprise,” Oliver's mum Siobhan Davis said.

Five years on, Ms Davis, a Proserpine nurse and midwife, continues to work hard and raise funds to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

On Saturday night, the Whitsunday Arts and Cultural Centre will host a movie night fundraiser where guests can sit back, relax and watch the film Vacation to raise money for Ms Davis' next fundraising effort.

Next year, Ms Davis will ride in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Ride to raise awareness and funds for the disease but in order to do so, she must raise $3500 before the event.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards Ms Davis to help her achieve her next fundraising goal.

Guests will be treated to cheese and fruit platters and have the chance to win prizes with a raffle and silent auction on the night.

"The fundraising has been going really well and the community has been great in providing prizes for the night,” Ms Davis said.

Fore more information, visit www.jdrf.org.au.


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