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Regional news and updates

Madeleine Young

Madeleine Young, a teenager from Norfolk, was diagnosed with type 1 when she was 12. She has holidayed on the Norfolk canals all her life and, fascinated by the colourful boat decorations, has this year started to learn to paint canal roses and castles. She now sells her pieces online, with some of the proceeds going to JDRF.

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JDRF has welcomed the launch of a short funny film that has been made by supporters for the charity’s benefit.

Family fun day in Hemel Hempstead

Andrew Evens and Suzanne Feander from Hemel Hempstead organised a family fun day at their local pub the Royal Stag to raise funds for the cure. The day was filled with lots of fun activities, with everything from a raffle to a bouncy castle. Andrew and Suzanne raised a very impressive £350 for JDRF. But not content with just one fundraising event, Andrew and Suzanne also helped to organise a sponsored walk at their son’s school, raising £730. 

Great JDRF bake off raises £161

The Sandcastle Nursery in High Wycombe were recently inspired by Mary Berry and decided to hold their own bake off in aid of JDRF. Taking place in Valentine’s day week, inspired staff members took time off their very busy schedules and indulged in some creative baking. With many tasty treats on offer, the cakes quickly sold out and we are pleased to say that Sandcastle Nursery raised a impressive £162.61

£150 raised is music to our ears

Raissa Whittaker-Standing and friends organised a concert on 21 March 2013 to raise money for JDRF. Guests were treated to 12 different songs which all featured a live band. Raissa, who is 16 years old, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2004.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone in London and the East who is helping us find the cure for type 1 diabetes - we really appreciate your support. Here are some of our latest people to thank:

Terry Burrell and his brother in law Mark Shanks, both from Great Yarmouth, took a giant leap for JDRF. On 8 September, the two very brave men put their nerves to the ultimate test by taking part in a skydive. Terry and Mark decided to raise money for JDRF as Terry’s son Louie, who is eight years old, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on 25 January this year. Terry said: “We decided to help and do all we can for the research and the awareness of type 1 diabetes and pray for a cure”. 

Chloe Ryman from Ipswich ohelped organise and starred in a dance show on 19 May which raised an amazing £3,500. This will be split between JDRF & Camilles Appeal.

Thank you to this year's Spin to Cure Diabetes London spinners. We had a great time on the day and raised over £20,000.

Thank you to the Gore family for raising over £3,000 for JDRF this year. They have done all sorts for JDRF, including the Stubbers Mud Madness event in February and organising a joint 140th birthday barn dance in April. We really appreciate their support.

Gavin Griffiths from Kent took on the Hastings to Brighton running challenge, raising over £1,200 for JDRF.

Nicola Knowles from London put on her running shoes and took part in the Shakespeare half marathon raising over £2,000.

Loren Lester took part in the Mini London Marathon and raised  £450 for JDRF, finishing with a very impressive time.

The Rotary Club of Dover raised over £860 for JDRF with a swing band concert and the sale of a television.

The CWD advocacy group designed, stitched and auctioned off a beautiful Wish Poem Blanket (pictured) to raise money for JDRF. This amazing blanket raised £419.50 for JDRF. We would like to thank CWD group for their continued support and for continuing to go above and beyond for the cause.

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