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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 southwest@jdrf.org.uk, 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

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.

Vintage fair in Cirencester raises over £3,000 for JDRF and local school

A big thank you to Hilary Chester-Master and co-organiser Emma, who organised a vintage fair at the Organic Farm Shop Cirencester on Saturday 2 November to raise funds in aid of JDRF. The day was a huge success, raising £3,000 for JDRF and the Paternoster School in Cirencester.

Are you the type to help someone with type 1 diabetes?

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

Thank you to fundraisers in the South West

More than 50 members of a the north Devon-based Hopkins family attended a family reunion party at the Cook Island pub in Ilfracombe, raising funds for JDRF. Family members travelled from as far as Doncaster to support Lorna Hopkins' daughter Molly who’s four years old and living with type 1 diabetes. In total the family raised a fabulous £275 on the evening.

Rowena Appleby raises £150 to help find the cure

Rowena Appleby, a year six pupil at Castle Cary Primary School, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before Christmas and already Rowena is fundraising to help us find the cure. Rowena contacted JDRF for fundraising ideas she and her friends could use at school to raise money for JDRF, and from this made the decision that she would organise a cake sale. 

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!  

Meet the team

Local office address:

JDRF

c/o 19 Angel Gate
City Road
London
EC1V 2PT

M: 07531 901186
E: southwest@jdrf.org.uk