The type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF UK, has announced that it has raised more £285,000 for its #WalktoCure fundraising campaign.
Thousands of UK children and families took part in the #WalktoCure campaign. Walks took place across the country and included a 9 kilometre walk across London’s different bridges.
The campaign also took part in other countries with, in total, hundreds of thousands of people taking part across the world. The money raised helps the JDRF to fund important type 1 diabetes research into understanding what causes type 1 diabetes, discovering ways in which type 1 diabetes may be cured and supporting the development of new groundbreaking treatments such as the artificial pancreas.
The walks provided an opportunity for children with type 1 diabetes to meet each other and a number of children took the opportunity to dress up in outfits which saw the likes of Snow White and Buzz Lightyear walking together.
Nikki Johnson was one of the walkers that took part in the Hayling Island walk in Hampshire. Nikki was walking in memory of her granddad Derek who had lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 60 years. Nikki said of the walks: “It’s great to be united with other people fighting for the same cause.”
JDRF’s Head of Regional Fundraising, Lydia Warrilow, expressed her gratitude for those who taken part in the walks and supported the fundraising campaign: “Thank you so much to all of our walkers, for supporting JDRF and raising such a remarkable amount of money.”

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