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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Help the Paediatric Diabetes Team at St Mary's Hospital, London

London and Devon UK

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"I am stronger than fear." Malala Yousafzai

To mark one year of diabetes we are taking on a big physical challenge in the wilds of Devon.

One year ago in August 2017 our lives changed forever when Austin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We have decided to mark the end of this year by taking on a physical challenge and giving something back. To raise money for the team of doctors and nurses who have helped us so much we will be taking on the Devon Coast to Coast route, cycling over 100 miles in late July.

The paediatric team at St Mary's Hospital in London has done so much to help us this first year. They met us with warmth on the first day and immediately started to encourage us to get Austin back on track with his summer adventures! This gave us a great start and has inspired our family to keep life as normal as possible. All three of our children say they are amazed that so much has stayed the same. The paediatric team have their own charity pot within their trust (Imperial) which they use in a variety of ways. They mainly spend this funding on patient user groups - so keeping children engaged with life by taking them out to fun activities such as Winter Wonderland, cinema, Thorpe Park, laser tag and go-karting. They also use donated money for research, parent groups and towards their World Diabetes Day Festival. We hope to give a boost to their funds and at the same time inspire other newly diagnosed children to remain confident about staying physically active and to know that despite diabetes they can continue to safely spend time interacting with nature in remote areas.

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  • Carla Croft1 month ago
    Carla Croft

    Carla Croft

    1 month ago
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    We will keep you posted! We are so grateful for your support, Austin, Lilla, Elliot, Carla and Freddy

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  • Graham Pickup

    Graham Pickup

    Aug 16, 2018

    Well done all of you, we are so impressed! Much love, Graham and Steve xx


  • Arthur  Cooper

    Arthur Cooper

    Jul 28, 2018

    Great effort Austin! Carry on cycling! Love Arthur and family

  • Anonymous


    Jul 27, 2018

    Hope it went well and you all had fun (despite the heat)!


  • Miriam Parker

    Miriam Parker

    Jul 25, 2018

    So proud of you, Austin! Thinking of you with much love. Happy cycling to you and your family. Aunt Mimi


  • Miriam Parker

    Miriam Parker

    Jul 25, 2018

    So proud of you Austin! Thinking of you with much love. You are a trooper! Happy cycling to you and your family. Love you, Aunt Mimi


  • Edwin, Erin, Grant, & Jack

    Edwin, Erin, Grant, & Jack

    Jul 20, 2018

    We love you Austi! We are all so proud of you. Good luck on your bike ride. We know you’ll do great!


  • Freddy Hamilton

    Freddy Hamilton

    Jul 16, 2018

    This kind donation is from our wonderful friend Hilary Ward: “All the very best for the ride. A jolly good effort”


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Carla Croft

London and Devon UK

Mother to Austin who is conquering Type 1 diabetes

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