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Jo & Ali's London Marathon- Diabetes UK Challenge page

Running London Marathon 2018 and other stuff for Diabetes UK because we have family members with Diabetes

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Virgin London Marathon 2018

On Sunday 22nd April 2018, take on the London Marathon. Take on this challenge and get sponsored for every step of the way to help us reach a future where diabetes can do no harm.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit our Diabetes UK JustGiving page.


Together (on the same day) we plan to run London Marathon 2018 and at the same time raise lots of money for Diabetes UK. We will be doing lots of fundraising activities over the next 6 month and every penny that we raise will help motivate us through our winter training
plans. 


Jo:
I have given myself the challenge of running London next year and I have chosen to raise money for Diabetes UK. I haven't done much running over the last few years since having babies and I am not only doing this challenge for the charity, but also to prove something to myself. I have done 3 half marathons in the past, and these were a huge challenge for me at the time. A marathon is something that I NEVER thought I would even want to do... and now I am determined to complete London 2018. I hope to get to Ali at the finish before he's on his 4th pint!

** Update April 10th 2018 - My 13 year old niece, Lily, was unfortunately diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes just a few weeks ago. This condition is life changing and has had a massive impact on her day to day life. Raising funds for research into this condition has become even more important to us as a result of her diagnosis **


Ali:
After joining the Diabetes UK team in 2016 for London Marathon, I met and befriended some absolute legends, who continue to amaze and inspire me by defying the rules that Diabetes tries to set. As a result I want to push harder and faster in 2018 as I don’t have the constant battle of managing my sugars. I am also raising money for MS Society so check out my other page too…


Sponsoring us will help the charity to understand more about the condition and work towards finding a cure. 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 the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.


We also hope to get corporate matching so making anything you donate go much further.


Thanks for your Support
Ali & Jo

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