Saturday, June 3, 2023

Young Thurrock fundraisers go Nuclear!

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.

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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


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