An inspirational 10-year-old girl who has started her own bath bombs business is raising money to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Her Royal Highness The Dutchess of Cornwall has extended her Presidency of JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity.
The Dutchess of Cornwall, who turned 70 on Monday 17 July, first became President in 2012, and will now continue in the role until 2022, helping to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and increase funding for the charity.
Children are constantly surprising. Whether they are learning new words or lobbying at Scottish Parliament, kids show us that anything is possible. It’s not just adults who can be role models.
In this blog, we’ve taken a look at some particularly inspiring children with diabetes who strove to make an impact by inspiring others and showing that diabetes is no obstacle.
Two brothers have spent four days between them listening to Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up on repeat to raise over £6,000 for type 1 diabetes charity JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Jack and James White were inspired to do the 75-hour sponsored silence challenge by their seven-year-old nephew, who has type 1 diabetes.
23-year-old Jack, a choirmaster from Southampton, began the sponsored silence challenge at midday on Friday 16 October. He estimated that by 15:00 on Monday 19 October, he would have listened to Never Gonna Give You Up at least 2,500 times.