Thanks very much for stopping by. We, the U15 lacrosse team from Monmouth School for Girls, are proposing to raise £1,000 for JDRF on Saturday 26th May - by cycling the height of Everest and then eating our bodyweight in cakes. Only joking, we won't be eating any cake but we will be hosting a cake stall in Monmouth with a delicious selection of cakes, biscuits and buns.
Seven of us are going to cycle across, along, around and about the country, on a hilly route that will give us a final aggregate vertical gain of 29,028ft (as well as an aggregate distance of over 300 miles).
We would be so grateful for your support, either in the form of donations here, or by coming to Monmouth on Saturday 26th May, to buy cake!
Why we have chosen to support JDRF: Lottie's Story
My brother Mattie was 7 years old when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He had been unwell with a virus and ended up in A&E with DKA - Diabetic Ketoacidosis. DKA happens when blood glucose levels are too high for too long, meaning the severe lack of insulin causes the body to be unable to use the glucose for energy, therefore breaking down fat instead. Mattie was in intensive care for 3 days and luckily pulled through. Every day, I see the constant battle with his levels, the hypos (lows) and hypers (highs) that come with this disease. It would be wonderful to be able to support this charity, not only to find a future cure, but to also help improve the lives of those living with Type 1 diabetes.
Thank you, Issy Wetter, Emily Farrington, Yasmin Hay, Lucia Carini, Amelia Taylor, Maya Woodward, Gabbie Freeman, Scarlett Robinson, Tats Mount, Charlie Buchanan, Lottie Franklin, Holly Mardell, Emma Smith, Poppy Brook, Scarlett Penn