Members of the Diabetes.co.uk (DCUK) team are set to take part in a 14-mile charity challenge next month to raise money for a charity.
Participants will gather for the challenge on Saturday, July 9, for the InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) 14-Mile Challenge, which will see people walk, run or cycle along a disused railway line.
They will include Charlotte Summers, chief operating officer and Arjun Panesar, the chief technology officer from the website and online forum Diabetes.co.uk.
The IDDT is a Northampton based charity and is run by people with diabetes to help and support others with the condition.
Oliver Jelley, organiser of the event and also the editor of The Diabetes Times, said: “Everyone has done an amazing job in the previous two years in raising money for the charity – and we’re hoping to go bigger and better this year.
“IDDT is a vital charity, not only for local people with diabetes but people up and down the country.”
More than 30 people are expected to take part in the event, which began in 2014 and has raised almost £300 for the charity during last year’s trek.
Participants will meet outside the Windhover pub on Brampton Lane in Chapel Brampton at 930am, before setting off half an hour later towards Market Harborough.
Martin Hirst, IDDT chief executive, said: “We, like every charity, are reliant on donations so we are extremely grateful for these vital funds.
“The money will go towards enabling us to continue to support people with diabetes who live with a lifelong health condition, which if not managed properly can lead to devastating consequences, including amputation, blindness and kidney failure.”
The organisation was founded in 1994 to fight for choice of insulin for all. Since then it has published dozens of helpful publications, provides a free, confidential helpline and lobbies the government on behalf of its members.
If you would like to take part in the event, you can contact the organiser Oliver Jelley by emailing [email protected] or by calling 07803 003811.
You can also click here to sponsor Oliver ahead of the event.

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