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JDRF would like to recognise the great work of three incredible mothers- Michelle Lancaster, Kelly Brown and Angela Cummins- from Millom in Cumbria, and their part played in helping us to conceive our #TypeOnesie campaign to mark World Diabetes Day.
JDRF has welcomed the launch of a short funny film that has been made by supporters for the charity’s benefit.
Leeds office workers donned their cycling shorts on 21 June to raise over £4,000 for JDRF. The Ride to Cure Diabetes event challenged 10 teams of five to push their bodies to the limit over eight-minute interval sprints on static exercise bikes at Bridgewater Place.
JDRF supporter Daniel Miller from Warrington has had type 1 diabetes since he was 18 months old. This year he has decided to record a charity single, 'HOPE', to raise money for JDRF and awareness of type 1 diabetes.
Michael Thornton, 12, from Canada, has proved that having type 1 diabetes doesn’t stop you living your dreams – after completing football trials with some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including A.S. Roma, Inter Milan, Manchester City and Paris-St. Germain.
Thank you to everyone in the north 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:
Here’s what some people around the North have been up to over the last few months raising money for the cure! Thank you to…
Martyn Revis who runs t-shirt company DiabeTees donated over £240 from the sale of t-shirts - read his story here.
Tony Williams donated a fantastic £510 after completing a triathlon. Sharon Dolan baked her way to raising £43 from the sale of cakes at work. Mic Hutchinson donated £50 from his birthday party. Andrew Leah clocked up the miles to raise £410 from the Manchester cycle challenge. Vicky Levitt to the leap jumping out of a plane raising £260.50. Rowland Burdon Masonic Lodge held a ladies evening raising £540.
Sarah Ridley and the Fylde Coast Diabetes Support Group had a pampered chef coffee morning raising £307. Mark Wallis and friends walked their way to £1176 by completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. Christine Khullar had an Afternoon Tea Party raising £109. Doncaster Children’s Diabetic Support Group raised £210 from their coffee morning. Shelley Greenwood and staff at Auro Hair Studio in Leeds trimmed up £140. Eric Field along with staff and regulars at the Bush Inn raised a fantastic £1,131. Thank you to Ken and Sandra Wallis for donating £380 instead of having presents for their Golden Wedding!
Thank you to Mike and Sylvia Nickson for becoming JDRF patrons once again this year. Saddleworth Mothers Club raised £500 towards the cure. Gaynor Clare walked up Snowdon with family and friends, climbing up towards hundreds of pounds for the cure .
Andy Bedford ran 42miles along the Lyke Wake route for Seth Kemp raising over £60. Diane Hopwood, whose son has type 1, walked 10 miles with friends and family to raise over £250. Margaret Dyson raised £400 by asking for donations in lieu of presents for her 65th birthday! Thanks to Sophie Smeaton and her family for taking part in the Yorkshire Dales walking festival raising over £500. Sheridan Clitheroe (pictured) leaped 15,000ft from a plane, parachuting her way to over £850 for her niece Charlotte.
David Farrington raised £700 from the Dublin Marathon.
John McLoughlin raised £1,270 during the Liverpool half marathon.
Carol Richardson held fundraising day at the Cranemakers pub and raised £555.
Tina Sparrow and her daughter Kaye, who has type 1, raised £2,138 through a range of fundraising activities, including raffling a signed Everton shirt.
Andy Sier raised over £1,300 after cycling an epic 640 miles.
Rob Ferrol organised a photoshoot at Rufford Abbey (pictured) and snapped up over £1,250 for JDRF.