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South

It’s not the winning, it’s the taking part… and taking part in JDRF’s fundraising events means more research into type 1. See below for events in your area, or contact us at south@jdrf.org.uk or on 023 8061 6622. 

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Regional news and updates

Brothers of RAOB Tremain Lodge raise £1,000 for JDRF

A big thank you to the Brothers of RAOB Tremain Lodge in Sittingbourne, Kent, who have raised £1,000 for JDRF. The group kindly raised the money through a number of different events for their members. The cheque was picked up by Gabriella Childs of Faversham, Kent, who is seven years old and lives with type 1 diabetes.

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 supporter takes on Fleet Half Marathon and raises over £2,700

A huge thank you to JDRF supporter Mark Noble, who ran the Fleet Half Marathon for JDRF on 16 March, raising a huge £2,789.

A tribute to Derek Bockett

We were very sorry to hear today of the sudden death of Derek Bockett over the weekend. Many of you would have read about Derek in Type 1 Discovery magazine, and some of you may have met him at the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Southampton. An inspiration to many, we will miss Derek greatly. Our sympathy goes to his family at this sad time.

Teenagers set sail for type 1 diabetes in Isle of Wight challenge

William Chanter, 17, and Tom Baker, 15, set off on an attempt to sail around the Isle of Wight in William’s 29er dinghy. Both boys have type 1 diabetes and were taking on the challenge to raise funds for JDRF and inspire others with the condition.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone in the South 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:

Harriet McLeod ran her first triathlon, the Crowborough Kids Triathlon, on 15 September and has raised £343 for JDRF. Harriet was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on New Years Eve in 2010, and told us:

'Even though I have type 1 diabetes I know I can achieve anything, which is why I want to raise money for JDRF.  They help fund research which will hopefully lead to a cure for my condition.'

Featured family: the Greens

JDRF South would like to say a huge thank you to the football-mad Green family. Gavin, Charlene and son Ajay are members of Real 60 FC, one of the longest running football clubs in Medway.

Ajay, nine, plays for the under 10s team which his dad Gavin has managed for just under four years. Ajay was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just over a month ago, on 19 July 2012.

Last weekend was the Real 60 FC tournament, which Ajay and two of his friends took part in (pictured). The family managed to raise a fantastic £102 for JDRF, and Ajay got to meet other football fans with type 1 who were competing in the tournament. 

Gavin and his team are looking to organise some more fundraisers through the football club in the future, such as a penalty shoot out with a Gillingham FC player coming down to support.

Thank you to Gavin, Charlene and Ajay Green, and we look forward to seeing more of your fantastic fundraising in the future!

Fantastic fundraisers

The Type 1 Superstars - Katie and Emily Brown and Emma Bailey - organised a Spring Fete (with a little help from their parents) and then recruited a friend, Zack McDowell, to help with a collection at Tescos. They raised over £1,700!

Dorthe and Sheila Thomas have been cooking up a feast for their friends to raise a wonderful £415.

Lauren Proctor and her friend Hannah completed a three legged walk on the Downs Link in Sussex to raise £1,000.

The Surrey 3 Peaks was the perfect challenge for Sara Bridgwood (pictured) and her Jack Russell, Candy. Despite the appalling weather on the day they completed their challenge and raised £376.

Sarah Morgan has been busy dieting to raise funds for JDRF. Her friends have supported her by sponsoring her £345.

Donnington Grove Country Club have been supporting JDRF throughout the year and raised a wonderful £3,700.

Meet the team

Local office address:

JDRF

59a Leigh Road
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 9DF

T: 023 80616622
E: south@jdrf.org.uk

JDRF South