JDRF spring update 2021

JDRF Impact Report 2020-21
JDRF has published its latest annual report highlighting the charities achievements. The Impact Report 2019-2020 explains how the Type 1 diabetes charity has supported communities, campaigned for treatments and technologies and how it’s maximised research. Chief executive Karen Addington says the charity could not have achieved so much without volunteers and employees’ support. She said: “The story of our impact is told in this report through the voices of people in the Type 1 community. Nothing you read here would be possible without our loyal supporters and our dedicated employees – a huge thank you to every one of you. Together, we are changing people’s lives for the better, and getting ever closer to our goal: A world without Type 1 diabetes.”

Read the report HERE.

JDRF virtual events for your diary
JDRF has several virtual events scheduled this year, from education to fundraising. The charity is inviting you to learn how to manage sport and exercise with Type 1 diabetes in a Virtual Discovery Event. DiAthlete Gavin Griffiths (in the centre of the image), Professional Golfer Hannah McCook and dietician Paula Chinchilla will sit on a panel to discuss their experiences aand answer your questions, while dietician John Pemberton will explain how dynamic glucose management incorporates physical activity to maximise time spent between 4 and 10mmol/l and reduce insulin requirements. The event is free and takes place on 24 April 2021 from 10-11.30am. Register HERE.

Meanwhile, JDRF’s popular fundraising walks will look different this year. Virtual One Walk will take place between 2 May and 20 June 2021 to raise awareness and vital funds. Anyone can take part wherever they are – simply plan out your walks or walk during May and June. To celebrate the last day of walking, you will be invited to an online celebration. Find out more and register HERE.

Fancy a cuppa?
It’s time to put the kettle on for a virtual JDRF Type 1 Tea Party. Tea parties and coffee mornings are a successful fundraising opportunity and provide the perfect opportunity to get together with loved ones and enjoy delicious treats. The charity provides a free downloadable fundraising pack on how to make your virtual tea party a success. You can download it from HERE.

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