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I am Chief Executive of Diabetes UK and believe that Diabetes UK has a vital role to play in reaching and representing all people with diabetes and helping them live well with their diabetes.

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Target £5,250.00
Raised £1,272.00

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Coast to Coast Walk for Diabetes UK


We've finished our trek! But you can still see and hear details of our walk through the Diabetes UK website:

Finally, a huge thank you to all friends, supporters, and suppliers whose donations have already helped push the level of donations and pledges received to date to over the target amount, taking account various donations made under Gift Aid.  Unfortunately, not all these contributions can be featured on this page due to technical constraints but your support has been marvellous.  Thank you!

To remind you about our original goal:

Besides raising awareness of our Get Serious campaign, I also aimed to raise £5,250 by doing the 192-mile Coast to Coast walk with my son, Jimmy, to send 15 nurses on an insulin pump training course.   

There are over 20,000 children with diabetes in the UK.  Diabetes UK campaigns to make pump therapy available for all children who need it.  Insulin pumps help children improve their control of their diabetes and give them greater freedom.  At our care events we help children understand and manage their diabetes and they develop friendships and share experiences with other children.  Unfortunately we cannot always offer places on our care events to children on insulin pumps.  This is because we need healthcare professionals experienced in insulin pump therapy to help run the events.  Healthcare professionals do this on a voluntary basis but many are not experienced in pump therapy.  For £350 we can send one nurse on a pump training course.  My aim was to raise £5,250 so that we can send 15 nurses on a course. 

During the walk Jimmy and I followed in Wainwright’s footsteps, walking from St Bees Head in the Lake District to Robin Hood’s Bay on the East Coast, between Frid

Latest diary entry
May 28 2010
We're off and on our way! Some wonderful scenery, and the sun is shining which is lovely! You can see photos and listen to our audio diary on the Diabetes UK website:
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  • Corinna Halsall£20.00 | Corinna Halsall - Well Done on completing the C2C. Best Wishes from all at Northwestwalks
  • Jane Orsborn£10.00 | Jane Orsborn - Well done!! Hope your feet are not too sore
  • James Cooper£10.00 | James Cooper - Fantastic achievement by the both of you! Seriously well done. You've truly earned yourselves a darn good pedicure!
  • Chris  Ollard£20.00 | Chris Ollard - Hope your having a good time - you must run out of things to talk about!
  • David Charnley£50.00 | David Charnley - Just diagnosed with type2, and Emma said donate or else!
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