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South West

Our fundraising events are always inspiring – why don’t you get involved with an event, or email Danielle at, to find out about what’s happening in the South West and help us raise money for JDRF?

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Regional news and updates

JDRF supporter Holly Loveridge, age 10, raises £164 with 5k run

Holly Loveridge, 10, from Cirencester, and her dad Adam took part in organised 5K run in May around a lake in the Cotswolds, raising a fantastic £164 for JDRF with kind donations from friends and family.

JDRF supporters the Herretts raise more than £960

JDRF supporters Rebecca, 15, and Robert Herrett, 12, from Wilcot in Wiltshre have both taken on personal challenges and raised more than £960 between them recently.

Evening of live music raises £800 for JDRF

A very big thank you to Mark and Tanja Campen-Howarth and their daughter Emily who held a live music and entertainment evening on Saturday 14 March at the Fistral Beach Bar Newquay. The event raised an impressive £800 for JDRF.

David Stimson

David Stimson was diagnosed with type 1 in 2012 when he was 40. Along with his wife, Sarah, and 13 of their friends, they cycled from London to Paris, raising £11,000 for JDRF in the process.

A big thank you to everybody who Walked to Cure Diabetes in Bristol this year

Thank you to everyone that supported the Walk to Cure Diabetes Bristol this year, we hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the day despite the weather. Sponsorship is still coming in from the event and we are on our way to raising a fantastic £13,000.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone in the South West and Wales 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:

Gita Modgil from Banwell in North Somerset took part in the Freak Events Milfield Triathlon on Sunday 26 August with her friends Linda Purnell, and Jenny Langlands, and raised £640 (pictured).

Rohan Chadwick from Bristol took part in the Manic Mountain Goats' Total Warrior Challenge. This event took place over the first weekend of August, and involved a 10k obstacle course on the Saturday and a 10 mile version on the Sunday. Rohan has type 1 diabetes and has raised over £700 for JDRF.

Cherry Class from Ditcheat Primary School, Somerset, rasied £128.95 by holding a coffee morning during Diabetes Awareness Week in aid of JDRF.

JDRF was delighted to be named charity of the year for the Carten100 bike ride (pictured) and Mumbai Ball. Both events were a spectacular success, owing to the level of support from over 650 participants involved. We’d like to thank everyone involved in the organisation and delivery of these two events, and to our sponsor Ypsomed for their generosity in supplying goody bags for the cyclists. 

Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's Bristol 10k on Sunday 20 May. It was another great year with plenty of groups and individuals running for JDRF, we hope to see you there again next year.

The Torpoint and Rame Peninsula Lions Club 'dippers' raised £595 in this year's annual New Year's Day Swim

Barbara Joyce held a coffee morning in her church and raised £65.

Janine Ridgwell and Lis Burch raised over £6,000 at the Mumbai Ball in Cardiff - thank you for your hard work and enthusiasm.

Phoebe Maddison reached her fundraising target of £1,000 this year for JDRF on justgiving!

Jemma Faulkner was the first lady to cross the finish line at the Frenchay 10k, despite taking a wrong turn on the route, and all while raising money for JDRF - well done!  

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JDRF South West and Wales c/o JDRF Midlands
5th Floor, Queensgate
121 Suffolk Street
B1 1LX

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