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Regional news and updates

Nuneaton companies raise £2,500 thanks to JDRF supporter

Companies in the Nuneaton area have raised an impressive £2,500 after taking part in Grow Mow, a competition to grow beards and moustaches in aid of JDRF.

Dickens Heath Community Primary School in Solihull raises £245 with #TypeOnesie day

Dickens Heath Community Primary School in Solihull donned their onesies to celebrate World Diabetes Day in aid of JDRF.

Team of nine to cycle from Northampton to Bath in aid of JDRF

A team of nine are taking on the challenge of cycling the 116 miles of Northampton to Bath over a day and a half to raise money for JDRF

Charity of the year title raises over £400 for JDRF

When Andy Street from Bromsgrove was chosen as Captain of the Bromsgrove Golf Centre in 2013 he picked JDRF as their charity of the year for 2013. They went on to raise over £400 to support JDRF's work to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. Andy's teenage son Harry has had type 1 for 12 years.

Thank you

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.

Meet the team

Local office address:

JDRF

Suite 32, 5th Floor Queens Gate
121 Suffolk Street
Queensway
Birmingham
B1 1LX

T: 0121 685 7102
F: 0121 685 7103
E: [email protected]