Jo donates her fee to diabetes charity

Jo Fox, a Batley-based author, and her son Oliver.

Jo Fox, a Batley-based author, and her son Oliver.

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A local author has kindly donated her fee for a distance learning course to charity.

Batley-based author Jo Fox updated NCC Home Learning’s Diabetes in Children and Young People course and insisted her agreed fee is donated to The Pendsey Trust.

The charity provides life-saving insulin and educational opportunities to people living with diabetes in the developing world.

The issue one that is close to Jo’s heart as her nine-year-old son, Oliver, was diagnosed with the condition in 2013.

Jo first offered to review the course for free, but a fee was eventually agreed and then doubled for the charity, of which Jo has recently become a trustee.

Jo said: “This subject area is really close to my heart and I just feel it was the right thing to do.

“Children around the world are dying because without the NHS, they do not have access to life-saving insulin. I want all young people with diabetes to have the same opportunities as Oliver, and donating this fee is a step closer to making this happen.”

Tony Smith, managing director of NCC Home Learning, said: “It’s really touching to see such a selfless decision like this.

“Clearly this is a subject that means a lot to Jo.

“I just hope that the donation helps make a difference to the charity’s great work.”

NCC Home Learning currently offer over 350 distance learning courses in a range of different subjects from criminal psychology to higher level teaching assistant.