1. Sign and Share the #CountMeIn petition
In May 2014 – one year before the General Election - JDRF launched the #CountMeIn petition to ask the UK Government to increase funding for type 1 diabetes research.
Sign the online petition and together we can push funding for type 1 research up the Government’s agenda. Please also encourage your friends to sign and share the petition through social media.
2. Contact your MP
Please contact your MP and ask them to press the Government to explain why its investment into type 1 diabetes research is lower than our international counterparts. You’ll find that most MPs use social media these days, so it is worth trying to contact them on Twitter too. You can also e-mail them or send them a letter.
To help you along the way, we have prepared a template letter that you can download, edit and send to your MP.
Arranging a meeting is a great way to get their attention and this can be a great reason to try and win some local press coverage too.
3. Say #CountMeIn – by sharing your own story
Use social media to share your story – using @JDRFUK and the hashtag #CountMeIn. Our supporters have been telling their #CountMeIn story to show the numbers and emotions behind their life with type 1 diabetes. See great examples from our supporters below.
4. Become a T1 Youth Ambassador
Younger supporters can get involved by signing up to be a T1 Youth Ambassador.