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Dave's 2019 JDRF Challenge

I am doing various physical activities during 2019 for JDRF because they need financial support to help find a cure.

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JDRF

We fund research into type 1 diabetes to find a cure for type 1 diabetes

Charity Registration No. 295716

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Just after Christmas in 2017 my eight year old daughter (Ellie) suddenly became ill. She had started to drink a lot and developed a severe headache. After a round of hospital tests she was quickly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. As a result she now has to inject herself four times a day along with numerous finger pricks to keep your blood sugars under constant control.

This obviously came as a huge shock to us and has meant that our life has once again dramatically changed. Although Ellie has dealt with it fantastically it is a lot to cope with so soon after we lost her sister Charlotte.

So, in my 40th year I have lined up a number of physical challenges for 2019 and any support you can give me and JDRF really would be appreciated.

JDRF are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its affects for everyone on the UK with type 1, and at risk of developing it. They fund world class research and ensuring it moves forward as fast as possible. They also give support to people with type 1 and their families. We have received invaluable support from JDRF and the diabetes community over the past year as we attempt to make sense of this condition.

Less than a hundred years ago the onset of Diabetes would result in premature death. Its is my hope that the continued research will eventually find a cure so that my daughter doesn't have to grow up with this horrible condition.

Please see below a list of my planned activities during 2019. I will keep you updated along the way.

20th January - Gloucester Half Marathon - Completed in 1 hour 37 minutes and 46 seconds.

10th February - Olympic Park Half Marathon - Completed in 1 hour 37 minutes and 23 seconds

17th March - Gloucester 20 Mile Race - completed in 2 hours 42 minutes 43 seconds.

7th April - Manchester Marathon - Completed in 3 hours 55 minutes and 48 seconds.

22d April - Massey Ferguson 10k - completed in 45 minutes 59 seconds.

19th May - Worcester Half Marathon - Completed in 1 hour 45 minutes

26th May - Worcester Pitchcroft 10k - 44 minutes 38 seconds

15th June - KAPOW Superhero Challenge Obstacle Course with Ellie - completed

22nd-23rd June - Climbed Ben Nevis & Scaffel Pike

17th August - Blackpool Run the Lights 10K - 48 mins 12 seconds

15th September - Worcester 10K - 49 minutes 7 seconds

20th October - Almost 8 (Stourport)

8th December - Telford 10k

Thanks for your support.

Dave

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