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Salford swimming club raises £2,000 with New Year's Day swim

Karen Smith and Dave Quartermain from Uswim Openwater started 2015 with a splash by holding their annual New Year’sDay Swim in aid of JDRF. The event raised a fantastic £2,000.

Ladies' evening raises £2,000 for JDRF

JDRF supporter Eloise Stiles, from Rawtenstall in Lancashire, along with the Ladies of Rossendale, has raised £2,000 for JDRF. Eloise organised an evening, called Show Your Love, which took place on 27 June 2014. The ladies decorated their local sports club into a venue for music and dancing, and guests enjoyed a night of live entertainment from local upcoming soloists, and ended the evening dancing to a live band.

JDRF T1 Youth Ambassadors organise indoor skydives that raise £9,000

JDRF puts on lots of different events throughout the year, but they don't get much more exciting than Come Fly With Us - the indoor skydive which happened on 15 March and raised a huge £9,000 to support JDRF's work to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

JDRF supporters raise over £10,000 scaling Aconcagua

Congratulations and a huge thank you to JDRF supporters Steve Stanaway and Brad Lincoln for conquering Aconcagua, the highest peak on earth outside of the Himalayas. They have raised over £20,000, which will be split equally between JDRF and Awyr Las, the charity for better healthcare in North Wales. Steve lives in Cheshire and is an NHS Consultant in diabetes at Wrexham Maelor Hospital in North Wales. Aconcagua is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres.

JDRF supporter to raise money with photoshoot

After raising over £1,000 for JDRF in 2012, Nottinghamshire-based photographer Rob Ferrol is hoping to capture more success this year with his second Rufford Abbey charity photoshoot.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone in the North who is supporting us in our mission to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. Here are some of our latest people to thank:

Thanks to the Larkhams at Cowden Holiday Park, who raised £1,400 by holding a raffle and auction.

Linda and Don McGrath raised £390 to celebrate their fiftieth birthdays.

Killen Primary School danced their way to £500 by organising a sponsored read and disco.

Annabelle Aspin and Grindleton Primary School walked their way to £351.30.

Kim Croft raised £50 during a social evening.

Chloe Chesman and her friends at the Inis Cara School of Irish Dancing raised £77.

Katheryn Cleary baked her way to £123.50 at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

The People to People Group dressed down at work and raised £112.95.

Thank you to Suzanne O’Reilly and the children at Scoill yn Jubilee Primary School for raising £408.47 by being #TypeOnesies on World Diabetes Day.

Emma Smeaton donated £1,000 through the Big Give, therefore doubling her money.

Mike and Sylvia Nickson also donated £1,000 through the Big Give.

Mandy Gibb donated £80.

Alison, Tim, Edward and Bertie David (Alison and Bertie pictured above) really got into the #TypeOnesie spirit on World Diabetes Day and raised well over £1,000.

Manor Lodge Primary School had fun raising £81.30.

Janet Conroy and her daughter Becky (pictured below) dressed as #TypeOnesies and raised £455.

Paul Lewin ran his way to £347.50 by completing the Chester Half Marathon.

Thank you to David Murray who raised £840 and thank you to Keller for matching the donation to make a grand total of £1,680.

Eve Hobdey-Canale raised £260 by being a #TypeOnesie.

Well done to Indi Griffith for raising £268.22 on World Diabetes Day.

Thanks to Ric Brailsford for donating £300.

Thank you to Angela, Aaron and Emma Fawcett for baking their way to £450.

Cleaswell Hill School raised £638 during their Enterprise Week at school.

Debbie, Jason and Molly Hall raised £570 by being #TypeOnesies.

Sam Crutchley raised £196 with a stall at his dad’s fire station open day and £71 raffling a Christmas bear at school.

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