Gemma Hanks

Gemma's fundraiser for Diabetes UK

Fundraising for Diabetes UK
raised of £1,500 target
by 30 supporters
A year of challenges
In memory of Keith Howard
Diabetes UK

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We are fighting to make a world where diabetes does no harm


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In 2005 we lost my Dad, Keith. He was just 48. He lived with type 1 diabetes most of his life and it was cruel to him. It broke our hearts to lose the finest gentleman you could ever meet.

Dad was the kindest daddy, husband, granddad, son, brother, friend.....

He was my hero, the wind beneath my wings.

I was going to wait until the 20th year anniversary of his passing to undertake a year of challenges in his memory but if his death taught me nothing else, it is that we must seize the day, for life is short and tomorrow is not promised.

So, with the help of some of my family and best friends, Lee and I are going to try and raise vital funds for Diabetes UK again.

At least one challenge a month which should help with fitness for the main event of the year, The Three Peaks Challenge... ⛰️🏔⛰️

The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, hopefully within 24 hours.

So far in the calendar we have....

💙 January - Battersea Park Half COMPLETE (PB for Gemma!!)

💙 February - Pen-y-fan Horseshoe 10 mile hike/ Waterfalls COMPLETE

💙 February - Snowdon/Tryfan weekend (Gemma's first time!)

💙 March - Bath Half (Another PB!!!!!)/Scafell Pike

💙 April - Crawley 12 hour track challenge (Lee running/Gem walking)

💙 May - Isle of Wight - 106km around the island in a day!

💙 June - Ben Nevis

💙 July - TBC

💙 August - Skydive

💙 September - National Three Peaks Challenge

💙 October - Great South run

💙 November - GWR attempt

💙 December - Barbados Half

We really appreciate any support you can give us to raise as much as we can for a charity very close to my heart 💙

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Diabetes UK

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Diabetes UK is the charity leading the fight against the UK's devastating and fastest growing health crisis, working to create a world where diabetes can do no harm. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together. Join us.

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