Grasshoppers Early Learning Centre at Redland Bay are raising money for the DANII Foundation

RAISING MONEY: Grasshoppers ran a barbecue fundraiser for the DANII Foundation on Wednesday.
RAISING MONEY: Grasshoppers ran a barbecue fundraiser for the DANII Foundation on Wednesday.

GRASSHOPPERS Early Learning Centre at Redland Bay have held pyjama parties and barbecues to raise money for the DANII Foundation.

The foundation supports people living with type one diabetes and aims to raise awareness of the role continuous glucose monitoring devices can have in preventing deaths from hypoglycemia.

Grasshoppers started to raise money for the foundation in June after a meeting with Frank Meads, who has been a DANII ambassador since helping to open the foundation in his granddaughter's memory.

Grasshoppers have planned more events like a disco, clothing swap, book sale, barbecue dinner and raffles.

Grasshoppers employees Julie Wisemantel and Melissa O'Toole have been driving the fundraising efforts.

Ms O'Toole said the centre liked to help the community.

"We have families enrolled in our centre who have a family member with type one diabetes," she said.

"It's really coming together as a great big community contribution.

Mr Meads said Grasshoppers was changing lives through their fundraising efforts.

"They're putting on so many things there," he said. "It is unbelievable what they're doing."

Several local businesses have donated prizes for the Grasshoppers raffle, which is valued at about $1000.

"All these people have spent a lot of money helping the foundation," Mr Meads said.

"Their contributions mean that some child is going to have a life.

Grasshoppers will hold a barbecue dinner fundraiser for the public on Friday, August 2 at 4pm in the centre's car park.

Ms O'Toole said Woolworths Victoria Point was donating bread and sausages.