Thank you to everyone that supported the Walk to Cure Diabetes Bristol this year, we hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the day despite the weather. Sponsorship is still coming in from the event and we are on our way to raising a fantastic £13,000. If you haven’t paid all your sponsorship money in yet, please send it into us as soon as possible.
A big thank you to everyone that took part in the Walk this year and has raised money to continue to fund research to find the cure. Additionally, thank you to all the volunteers on the day who gave up their time to support the event and contribute to it being such a success.
We are currently looking to put together a committee for future Walk to Cure Diabetes events in Bristol. If you are interested in being part of this committee, or you have any feedback about this year's event, please contact Danielle on 07908 155605 or email [email protected]
Here are just a couple of our fundraisers' stories
A big thank you to Sarah, Mark and Ben Attwood, and Sarah’s brother Mark Turpie (pictured top right) who raised a fantastic £2,423 walking this year's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Bristol. Sarah was diagnosed with type 1 as a child and her son Ben, now nearly six, was diagnosed at the age of three. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes was Ben’s first 5k sponsored walk, and he loved it! You can read Sarah's story in her own words here.
Sarah Belfield, along with Jem Marryat, Amy Belfield and Miri Belfield (pictured left), all walked the Walk to Cure Diabetes Bristol this year. Amy and Miri both have type 1 - Amy was diagnosed when she was just three and Miri when she was six. They are both now nine. As a family they raised a wonderful £1,450 including gift aid to continue supporting vital research into finding the all important cure.
Stuart Huke and Sarah Church, along with Ollie Huke, six, and Amelie Huke, four (pictured right battling the rain), took part in this year's Walk to help find the cure for Ollie, who was diagnosed with type 1 in February 2012. As a family they raised a wonderful £1,377.88 including gift aid. Stuart says: ‘Ever since we found out that Ollie had type 1 diabetes he has continued to amaze us all with his resilience and the way he copes with a smile on his face. I am so proud of him. It is so important that we fund research into understanding more about how we can help his life in the future and make his life easier.’
Thank you to you all for all your hard work in fundraising, and for supporting the relaunch of the Walk to Cure Diabetes Bristol.