A diabetes charity is celebrating its 20th anniversary by launching a fundraising campaign.
To mark the occasion, the Independent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) is calling on supporters to take on fundraising challenges and raise a minimum of £20 to represent the number of years it has been supporting people with the condition.
People are running half marathons and staging events as part of the ‘£20 Challenge’ to help guarantee the continuation of the charity’s work providing vital, independent support for people with diabetes, their parents and carers.
Supporter David Hughes, 24, from Kingsthorpe, Northampton, raised £300 by taking part in the Silverstone Half Marathon on 2nd March.
He said: “It was the first organised run I have done and despite being tough, it was very rewarding. I finished it in 2 hours 11 minutes, which I was happy with considering it was my first run.”
Martin Hirst, acting IDDT chief executive, said: “Diabetes is quickly becoming the health epidemic of the 21st century. We need to take diabetes seriously before it causes more problems to more people.
“We, like every charity, are reliant on donations but whereas other fundraising drives can be quite demanding, our £20 challenge is attainable for both our challengers and sponsors.”
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