Scotland kick started JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes season on Sunday 15 September, raising over £100,000 to help find the cure for type 1 diabetes.
Over 500 dedicated fundraisers took part in the Walk to Cure Diabetes Scotland at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, and JDRF would like to thank everyone who helped to make it such a fantastic day. The Walk has raised £100,000 so far, with more expected as sponsorship money continues to come in. The funds will go towards vital research to help JDRF find the cure for type 1 diabetes.
A special thank you goes to all the families who came along, volunteers who were essential to the smooth running of the event and the sponsors of the day:
Platinum: ASCO Group, Tulloch Recruitment, ARR Craib Transport Ltd
Gold: TAQA, Marathon Oil
Silver: Subsea 7
Bronze: Briggs Equipment UK, Amor Group
A huge thank you to the Brudolff Hotel Group for their very kind support of the event.
JDRF’s Development Manager for Scotland, Alastair Brookes, said:
“We would like to thank each and every one who supported the Walk and came along on the day, whether to complete the 5K or 7K, volunteer or to just have fun. Everyone did a fantastic job of fundraising and year on year we are overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity. We would like to thank all of our fantastic sponsors for their excellent support. We really would not have been able to achieve this without you.”
Derek Smith, ASCO Group’s Chief Executive Officer and Walk Chairman, said:
“It was great to see so many of you at the walk on what was a typical day of Scottish weather – many thanks to you all for braving the elements and giving your personal time and commitment to the JDRF cause. It was fantastic that we raised over £100,000, and I’m very proud to have been Chairman of the Walk this year. We all have the comfort of knowing that all of the money raised goes towards finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and it takes us another important step closer to that cure. Thanks also to those who participated for filling in our survey forms. We’re keen to hear your views on the Walk and what can be improved for next year. Unfortunately we cannot control the weather, however for many of us that just adds to the challenge. Hope to see you all again next year and many thanks again.”
Plans for next year’s Walk are well underway. You can register your interest here. We look forward to seeing you in 2014.
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