Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to Diabetes UK. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Diabetes UK funds pioneering, world-class research into all forms of diabetes and its complications. The results of this research can improve the lives of people with diabetes all over the globe.
More importantly to me, it's a great organization which has helped and supported my niece Megan over the years. Megan is amazing and has type 1 diabetes. As a teenager, she went to a Diabetes UK youth group, and spent several weekends away at residential outdoor activity centres with other young people with diabetes. She has also used their helpline to get medical advice to help her control her blood sugars. And research sponsored by Diabetes UK, helped to develop new insulin pumps that have made Megan's daily experience better. There is even more amazing research underway including trying to develop a closed loop control system which would act as an artificial pancreas. Very cool!
The specific occasion for your giving today, is my attempt at paddling across the English Channel. It sounds easy(ish...just paddle and keep going!), but with tides and weather uncertainty, it will be a challenge worthy of your supporting me by making a nice donation to Diabetes UK to keep me motivated!