The Jelly Babies are again out in force
THIS year's special Jelly Babies shorts have been unveiled at the Dalby Wheatmen club.
The annual fundraising event will be held on Saturday, July 28, when the Wheatmen host Condamine Cods.
This is the ninth year the club has hosted the event which raises money and awareness for childhood diabetes.
The special shorts have become a signature part of the event, and this year's shorts proudly display the Wheatmen's blue and gold.
Organiser Brenda Storey said she can hardly believe the event is now in its ninth year.
"We have made some great money, and more-so we have made the community more aware about the disease,” Mrs Storey said.
"This club has been amazing for us and our family and they have been a great support.
"If my son is out and about in the community and something happens and I am not there, everyone knows what to do.”
She said the awareness the day has raised in the community is the aspect she is most proud of.
"I have had people ring me in the past and ask me what are the symptoms, cause my son if feeling a bit off,” she said.
"It has made people more aware, and if this can save one child because I awareness that is a big thing.”
For Dalby father Ross Body, the event means a lot to his family.
His son Hudson, 5, was diagnosed with type one diabetes three years ago and says the club and the wider-community have been a support network for his family.
"Diabetes can be life or death and a lot of people over look it,” Mr Body said.
"You have to be onto it 24 hours a day, mainly at night time because if he slips into a lull you need to be onto it and get him out of it.
"It is just great that the rugby club involves me and my family.”