Four years ago I lost one of my childhood best friends, Claire Taylor, to undiagnosed type 1 diabetes at just 17 years old. Claire's enthusiasm, love for life and 'daft as a brush' personality has been sorely missed by so many people and the small community in Kirriemuir. I therefore wanted to try and raise some money for type one diabetes awareness, to prevent such devastating situations occurring in the future.
The charity Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation dedicate their work to fund research to find a cure for type one diabetes. They also give important support and a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and their families. I am going to try and raise some money to help such a meaningful charity.
Last year I ran the Edinburgh marathon in a time of 3 hours 20, which gave me the opportunity to qualify for the London marathon. Those who are close to me or have ran a marathon before, know the extent of the effort and dedication that goes into training for a marathon which is why I wanted run it for a cause.
I am excited/nervous/ready for the challenge and any money you can spare would be so greatly appreciated!
Running London Marathon for JDRF because in memory of Claire Taylor
We fund research into type 1 diabetes to find a cure for type 1 diabetes