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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.

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 Wales

The Slimming World Allensbank members in Cardiff completed a sponsored slim and raised a fantastic of £174 in aid of JDRF. Thank you to all the members that took part. Staff at Cylch Meithrin Nelson held an Easter raffle, asking parents of the children who attend the nursery to sell tickets to their friends and family. The committee presented a cheque for £132 to Danielle, JDRF regional fundraiser for Wales.

Discovering type 1 diabetes in Cardiff

JDRF is calling on people in Cardiff and surrounding areas to join in our Type 1 Discovery Day on Saturday 13 April 2013. The event is an opportunity to learn more about the condition, and the work of JDRF. The JDRF team will be on hand to answer questions. There will also be a talk from Dr Garry Dolton from Cardiff University School of Medicine’s Department of Infection, Immunity and Biochemistry. Dr Dolton will be talking about his research into why certain T-cells attack insulin-producing cells and will be answering questions on the day.

New face joins the Midlands, West and Wales Team

We are delighted to announce the new appointment of Lee Newman as Development Manager for the Midlands, West and Wales team.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone in Wales and the South West 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!  

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