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Andy Granville

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Weʼre raising £1,000 to raise money for type 1 Diabetes research and support.

Bramcote, Nottingham

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I am a primary school teacher in Nottingham and I participate in various challenges to raise money for charity. I use my challenges to inspire the children and set an example of what can be achieved with the right mindset.

My daughter Esmé was just 4 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April last year. Esmé has to endure daily blood glucose tests, which are done through a finger prick blood test. She also has pump cannula changes every 48 hours, and another injection to change her blood glucose sensor weekly. It really is a gruelling regime, but Esmé has taken it all in her stride. Injecting your daughter whilst she is kicking and screaming is enough to drive any person to tears, but these injections are what keep her alive. Because of the strength and resilience Esmé has shown, I decided I wanted to raise money for Diabetes UK and the research they do in trying to find a cure for this awful disease.

People with type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin and about 8% of people with diabetes have type 1. No one knows exactly what causes it, but it’s not to do with being overweight and it isn’t currently preventable. It’s the most common type of diabetes in children and young adults, starting suddenly and getting worse quickly.

The challenge I will be doing is running from Nottingham to France. I will run to Dover, board the ferry, then run to Dunkirk beach in Northern France. In total it is 272 miles and I anticipate completing it over a week in my school Easter holidays.

The money raised will support Diabetes UK in their research and support of people with Type 1 diabetes.

Please donate what you can - it will add up. Thanks so much.

Andy.

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  • Andy Granville1 year ago
    Andy Granville

    Andy Granville

    1 year ago

    Wow!! Overwhelmed with the support in just a day. Thanks so much to all that have donated already. 😁🤙🏻

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1 year ago

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80

  • Jonny Branch

    Jonny Branch

    Jan 9, 2021

    My wife is type 1 diabetic and I'm an ultra runner so I can get fully behind this challenge! Go smash it 👍

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 8, 2021

    Saw the post on bramcote today, best of luck to you and and your family

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 8, 2021

    Cracking job...

    £40.00

  • Stan Heptinstall

    Stan Heptinstall

    Jan 8, 2021

    Well done Andy, all best wishes to you.

    £10.00

  • Bonnie Clarke

    Bonnie Clarke

    Mar 11, 2020

    £20.00

  • Alan

    Alan

    Mar 7, 2020

    Your an inspiration mr G, slightly mental but an inspiration nonetheless

    £10.00

  • The Cowleys

    The Cowleys

    Mar 7, 2020

    £20.00

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Andy Granville

Andy Granville

Bramcote, Nottingham

I’m a primary school teacher who likes doing crazy challenges to raise money for charity.

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