Liam Snailham was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 9 and instead of letting it get the better of him, he embraced his diagnosis and lived life to the full. Liam loved music, DJing, spending time with his friends and designing websites - IT was his passion. It was this passion that led him to study Computing Technology at Plymouth University where he also took up sailing and joined the university’s team. After leaving university, Liam started his career at EE.
Tragically in March 2010, Liam passed away from Dead In Bed syndrome - a complication of type 1 diabetes. Liam would have been 30 this year and determined to keep Liam’s memory alive, FRIO's Business Development Manager Chris Groves, who is good friends with Liam's family, and Liam's friend Andy House, have chosen to cycle 1,200 miles to raise money for JDRF UK - the UK's leading diabetes research charity.
Chris and Andy will cycle from Santander in Spain to Wolfscastle in West Wales over 30 days from 11th April to 10th May and aim to raise a total of £10,000. Your support and donations would be very much appreciated.
Anyone is welcome to join #Challenge1200 so please feel free to cycle with us on any part of the route or just cheer us on as we pass by :)