Thankyou for visiting the Team Devine Fundraising page for Diabetes UK!
On May 15th 2011, Vicky, Brett, Nick and Mike will be running 10K in aid of Diabetes UK in the Great Manchester Run.
Diabetes is a subject close to all of our hearts. Brett was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6 and has had 4 insulin injections every day for the past 24 years. Collectively we also have several friends who are either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic and many more whose lives have been affected by this currently incurable condition (Type1). In running 10K, we hope to raise over £1000 to help fund research into this illness as well as raise awareness of the impact it can have to the people diagnosed. There are currently 2.8 million people diagnosed with Diabetes in the UK and an estimated 850, 000 people who have the condition but don't know it (Please check out http://www.diabetes.org.uk for further information).
Whilst Nick and Mike claim to be superfit (we shall see about that) and Vicky ran 5K in aid of Cancer research in 2008, Brett on the other hand is a newcomer to distance running. In addition it is a further struggle to run long distance being Type 1 diabetic - and we will be keeping tabs on his progress during the coming months of training. Keep an eye out for his pictures, videos and top tips on Diabetes management for this 10K run.
Please dig deep into those pockets and help us to raise over £1000 for this worthy cause!!!!! It only takes a minute and you have 4 months to find just a few £'s to help us reach our target!
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us - Diabetes UK will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, at least an extra 25% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you when you tick the Gift Aid box.