If you’re in the Midlands and are keen to get involved in JDRF’s important work, contact the team at email@example.com or on 0121 685 7102.
Bidford on Avon resident Carl James, 43, is dedicating the next six months of his life to complete eight amazing challenges after months of intense training. Carl is taking on his challenge to raise funds for JDRF, after his son Toby, a pupil at Temple Grafton C of E Primary School, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008, when he was just 17 months old.
Droitwich resident 17-year-old Adele and her father Colin will be taking to the skies of Lincolnshire on 13 April 2013 to mark a very significant date in their lives. Eight years ago, on 13 April 2005, Adele was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of nine. Ever since she has been committed to supporting JDRF in finding the cure.
E.ON employees in the Midlands have raised a massive £930 for JDRF through a week of fundraising, culminating with a dress-down day, raffle and cake sale on Friday 22 February 2013.
JDRF-supporter Fiona Finnegan has recently celebrated her third anniversary of volunteering with JDRF Midlands. Fiona has been an incredible support over the past three years, helping out in Birmingham office and at JDRF events.
Thank you to everyone in the Midlands 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:
T1 Youth Ambassador Joe Frost did a 100ft abseil down Walsall Art Gallery, raising over £360 for JDRF - read his story here!
Alastair Long from Loughborough made the ultimate sacrifice for JDRF and lobbed his lovely long locks off, raising over £2,000! Alastiar (pictured) has been growing his hair for over 15 years, but chose to go bald for JDRF after his two year old son Kyle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January.
Ben Close, Liz Williams and Michelle Mello ran the Stratford-Upon-Avon Marathon / Half Marathon for JDRF on 29 April raising almost £2,000 between them.
King Edward's School in Birmingham donated an amazing £1,000 to JDRF, raising money throughout the year in a range of fundraising activities.
Spinners at this year's Spin to Cure Diabetes Birmingham on 11 May at Brindley Place raised over £4,000. Special congratulations to Tom Haydon from Quilter who was crowned King of Spin and Emma White from Odgers who was crowned Queen of Spin.
Charlotte Lea from Coventry raised £595 for JDRF from a curry and games night she held in April.
Ibstock Brick Limited, Leicestershire, donated £520 after staff held a cake sale, raffle and a Rufus' favourite place competition in aid of JDRF.