Wednesday, 12 June 2013

My Abseil

Hello there!

Yet another charity based blog coming at you...!!

In 5 weeks and 5 days I will be abseiling 100m down this....

Scary, right?!

Some may think I'm crazy, and you'd be right, but I'm taking this leap of faith in the hope that I can raise £900 for JDRF.

JDRF stands for 'Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation'; it funds research to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes; if my target is reached, that money will fund 2 days of research.

Visit their website here for more information.

Type 1 Diabetes affects around 400,00 people in the UK, 29,000 of which are children, and this is on the rise with an increase in 4% annually.
This is an autoimmune disease which causes the immune system to attack and kill the insulin making cells within the Pancreas; insulin is vital in blood glucose level control within the blood.
Sufferers have to check their blood regularly and inject themselves with insulin to keep their blood glucose levels within a safe range.

shows a young child measuring their Blood Glucose levels

This is a cause close to my heart. A special relative of mine has suffered with this illness for a few years now and had plans to raise the money herself. Unforeseen circumstances have left her unable to do so, so I stepped up and I'm doing this in her name.

If you'd like to sponsor this cause please visit my Just Giving page to donate.

Thankyou for taking the time to read this :)

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