DJ holds 24-hour fundraising event for St George's Hospital in Tooting

Chris Cain from Fulham

Chris Cain from Fulham

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A DJ is holding a 24-hour fundraising event for the hospital which saved his life.

Chris Cain, 48, is raising money for St George’s Hospital, in Tooting, for their research into diabetes after he was hospitalised with the condition three years ago.

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St George's Hospital 

Mr Cain, from Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after he collapsed and spent almost a week in a coma.

He dramatically changed his lifestyle following that scare and now he wants to give something back to them.

He said: "I didn’t know I had diabetes and one day I went all dizzy and didn’t know what the hell was wrong.

"Basically I remember being at the top of the stairs and I thought if I tried to walk down there I was going to drop.

"I just knelt down and they had to call an ambulance and I was rushed to St George’s Hospital and I still didn’t know what was wrong with me.

Wandsworth Guardian:

"I was in and out of a coma for four or five days. St George’s looked after me, helped me and saved me and I never said a proper thank you."


On Friday and Saturday 6-7 of June Mr Cain is holding a raffle ticket contest, for £5, which can be purchased in Maria’s Fish and Kebabs, in Wandsworth Bridge Road, Sainsbury’s in Tooting, Mitcham Road and The Goose, in Fulham, where the main draw will be held on June 6.

On Friday there will be a disco at The Goose, from 8pm - 12.30am (£5 entry after 9pm).

On Saturday, June 7, there will be children’s face painting, clowns and giveaways at  Maria’s Fish and Kebabs, 12pm - 3pm.

In the evening there will be a kid’s disco at St Michael’s Centre, Townmead Road, Imperial Wharf, 3.30pm - 6.30pm, £2 entry, free refreshments.

Finally, from 9pm to 1.30am there will be a closing party at the Barrow Boy, in Fulham, 9pm-1.30am, with £5 entry after 9.30pm.

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