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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation charity “One Walk Hayling Island”

On Sunday 25th September, an estimated 500 fundraisers will be stepping out along the beautiful Hayling Island seafront to raise money towards finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes which is an auto-immune disease that damages the pancreas stopping it producing insulin. It is currently unpreventable, incurable and can strike virtually anyone at any time. Type 1 diabetes is very serious and life threatening and sadly surrounded by myths and stigma. Type 1 diabetes is NOT related to diet or lifestyle.

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is the world’s leading charitable funder of Type 1 diabetes research and is the chosen charity of the walk’s organisers, Averil and Ian Pollicott. Their grandson, Morgan, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 2 years old, when he suddenly became critically ill with DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). Now at seven years old, Morgan has had over 3000 injections, 480 cannulas to attach his insulin pump, and over 15 thousand fingerpricks.

JDRF is the leading international charity funding research into Type 1 diabetes. They fund research into finding a cure, investigating new treatments and identifying ways to prevent Type 1 diabetes. Because of the support and generosity of our sponsors and participants in last years walk, we raised over £5000 for JDRF.

The 'One Walk Hayling Island' will go from the Plaza at Eastoke Corner along to Beachlands and back. There will be music, facepainting, cakes, pizza oven, raffle, fun doggie event and a fancy-dress competition.

Order of the Day
10:00       Entertainment starts
10:40       Fancy Dress Competition
11:00       Walk begins
12:30       Fun doggie show
12:45       Raffle draw
You do not need to have Type 1 diabeties to join us!

Register online at: https://jdrf.org.uk/event/one-walk-hayling-island, or if you would like to be an event sponsor please call Averil on 07881583118.

Posted on Wed, August 24 2016