On 27 May 2012, ten friends will be taking on the Three Peaks Yorkshire Dales challenge to raise awareness of type1 diabetes and fundraise for JDRF.
The idea came from Ruth Robinson, whose daughter Amy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in November 2010. A few months after the diagnosis, Ruth spotted an article in the local newspaper about Hayley Hurdle, a woman with type 1 diabetes who ran the London Marathon.
'Before I saw the article, everything I had read about type 1 diabetes seemed very negative’ Ruth told us. ‘I immediately sponsored Hayley, and she contacted me to arrange a visit. Since then she has been a close family friend, and has helped us immensely with coming to terms with the condition, as well as offering practical advice’.
Hayley will be joining Ruth, along with eight other friends, to walk the Three Peaks and raise funds for JDRF. The walk will cover an epic 23 miles, and involve tackling the three highest peaks in Yorkshire. The team hope to complete the walk in under 12 hours, but will be taking their head torches just in case!
To date they have raised over £1,300, and are overwhelmed by the support of friends and family who have sponsored them.
If you would like to help Ruth raise even more money for JDRF, visit her JustGiving page to make a donation.
Pictured (left to right): Maxine, Angie, Tanya, Mary, Gillian, Caroline, Julie, Lynn and Hayley