ON Saturday 8th September, 12 friends took part in Nuclear Rookie Races, Brentwood to raise funds and awareness for JDRF, the type 1 diabetes research charity. The children were spurred on to do the 3k run in memory of their dear friend Samual Meads.
The group consisting of Ashton Byrne, Alfie Rawe, Tyler Rawe, Teddy Rawe, Jamie Snazel, Louis Baker, Maison Carpenter-Prout, Reece Barnett, Jack Warren, Lewis Driver, Billy Baker, Grace Saunders have to date raised a staggering £800 to support world class type 1 diabetes research.
Zoe Rawe whose three children took part in the run says “We were delighted to support JDRF who funding research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. It was a touching way to be able to remember Sam who was a lively boy with a wicked sense of humour.
All the children were kitted out in their blue JDRF t-shirts which allowed everyone to see who they were raising awareness for, they even got donations from members of the public on the day!”
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where, for reasons we don’t yet fully understand, the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The condition cannot be prevented, and is not linked to lifestyle factors.
Celia Joseph, JDRF’s Senior Fundraiser for London and the East of England, said: “Congratulations to all the children for taking on this amazing challenge and what a lovely way to remember their friend Sam. Without the amazing support from people like them and their families, JDRF would not be able to fund world class type 1 diabetes research here in the UK. We really appreciate their support and for helping us to #tackle type 1”
Just Giving fundraising page