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.