JDRF

JDRF: Create a world without type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes doesn’t happen because you did something wrong; it’s a lifelong autoimmune condition affecting both adults and children. Every penny donated to this project will fund research to cure, treat and prevent the condition.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (295716)

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Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£77,865

Donations

192

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Situation

"Our lives revolve around trying to keep George’s blood sugar levels in range. Only it isn’t just food that affects his blood sugars. Nerves do, the weather, anxiety, excitement, love in the playground, exercise, sickness… George can be too high. And then ten minutes later be too low, sometimes with no explanation." For 400,000 people in the UK like George, and his Dad Simon, this is the burden of life with type 1 diabetes. This project will fund research to lift that burden.

Solution

Research has transformed the way we manage type 1 diabetes over the last 50 years. We need to keep this momentum going. From completing trials for an artificial pancreas, finding ways to grow new insulin-producing cells or developing a vaccine to prevent type 1, we’re funding some of the best scientists around the world to cure, treat and prevent this condition. We know research works. We need your help to make that research happen.

  • It‚Äôs quite incredible how much better things have become for me and this is in a big way thanks to research.

    — Peter Davies, type 1 for 62 years, JDRF supporter

  • JDRF has given my family hope for a better future for George. I cannot thank you enough for supporting their research.

    — Simon Vinnicombe, father to George, 7

  • Type 1 research changes lives. Every penny we invest in research is thanks to our supporters. Thank you so much for helping create a future world without type 1.

    — Karen Addington, CEO JDRF

  • It’s quite incredible how much better things have become for me and this is in a big way thanks to research.

    — Peter Davies, type 1 for 62 years, JDRF supporter

  • JDRF has given my family hope for a better future for George. I cannot thank you enough for supporting their research.

    — Simon Vinnicombe, father to George, 7

  • Type 1 research changes lives. Every penny we invest in research is thanks to our supporters. Thank you so much for helping create a future world without type 1.

    — Karen Addington, CEO JDRF