Ten-year-old JDRF supporter Nico Baker decided to make two new year’s resolutions at school in January. The first was to look after his sister, Hannah, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago, more and better given everything he has learnt about the condition. The second resolution was to raise as much money as he can for JDRF.
Nico’s resolutions have already inspired a few of his relatives to make a donation of £2,000 to JDRF and some family members have signed up to other fundraising challenges and activities.
Nico and Hannah’s mother, Pilar, said: ‘’Nico made the resolutions some weeks ago at school as part of a class activity – coincidentally and symbolically on the day of Hannah's first anniversary. Diabetes in not new to my family. My grandmother was diabetic, as well as my mum, brother, aunt and one of my cousins.
We were very touched by Nico's story. This is the start of a long journey and contributing to JDRF will be one of the ways to make sense of what Hannah is going through.’’
The whole family visited the JDRF head office to bring the donation and receive a certificate. Elizabeth Rowley, Regional Fundraiser, said “It was so lovely that the family personally visited the office to deliver this amazing donation and talk about their fundraising plans for the year to come. We are so grateful for their efforts and commitment to finding a cure for type 1.”
If you would like to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and JDRF, check out our great selection of resources online or get in touch with Elizabeth to talk about ways to get involved.