Tag - fundraising

Dab4Tommy tributes flood in to raise money for type 1 diabetes research

A 24-hour fundraiser has raised over £2,000 for type 1 diabetes research in memory of Tommy Green who tragically died from short-term complications of the condition.

The Dab4Tommy fundraiser was posted on Diabetes.co.uk’s social media channels on 17 May. For every share over the next 24 hours, Diabetes.co.uk volunteered to donate 5p to JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity.

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An uphill struggle – why one father dragged an anvil up a mountain for diabetes

‘Big Davy’ Ballantyne did the unthinkable; he dragged an anvil up Goatfell Mountain -the highest peak on the Isle of Arran.

Why take on such a brutal, unforgiving task? To represent the struggle that his 10-year old daughter Roísín faces with her type 1 diabetes.

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Cerys and the insulin gang raising money for diabetes

Cerys is 9 years old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January this year. She’s a born star, having raised money for a boy with cancer and, since being diagnosed, for diabetic charities too.

Shortly after her diagnosis Cerys wanted to raise some money for the charity Diabetes UK. Cerys organized a tea party and had about 20-30 people in her front room helping to raise money. Many of her friends, family and even school teachers came along, including the headmaster. Read More

Six year old Jonathan swims to raise money for diabetes

Jonathan is 6 years old and loves to swim so he’s raising money for diabetes charity, Diabetes UK, by swimming half a kilometre. Diabetes is close to Jonathan’s heart as his gran and other family members have type 1 diabetes.

Jonathan wanted to raise money by swimming in July’s Swim for All event in Wakefield, however, as Jonathan is only six, he cannot take part in the event. Unhindered, Jonathan has arranged to do his bit by swimming the 500m distance at his local swimming baths.

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