Events - Diabetes UK

Events

This is a complete listing of all our events in all categories, listed in date order.

Most of these events are organised by Diabetes UK. For external events (denoted by a * ), please contact the organisers directly – we have supplied email and website addresses where possible. (We are not responsible for the content of external websites.)

To make it easier to find the event you require, we list them elsewhere in the following categories:

NB Some events fall into more than one category, and can be viewed in more than one place.

All Diabetes UK and external events

Zip the Lagan - Belfast

Saturday 7 June at 10am

Oxford Street (beside the Big Fish landmark)
Belfast

Could you leap off a platform 140ft in the air and zip through the skies of Belfast at speeds of up to 40mph, viewing all of Belfast’s iconic landmarks at speed?

Contact
Naomi Brown
Email
Naomi.Brown@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
028 9066 6646

Brave the Cave - Cavehill Abseil

Saturday 13 September 2014

Napoleon's Nose, Cavehill
Belfast

We’re looking for dare devils to join us for our Cave Hill Abseil this September and descend 100 feet for Diabetes UK Northern Ireland

Contact
Naomi Brown
Email
nifundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
028 9066 6646

Safeguarding training

Nationwide
Two-hour duration

 

Do you work with children/vulnerable adults as a Diabetes UK volunteer? Are you interested in learning the best ways to protect children/vulnerable adults, as well as protecting yourself? Would you like to find out about Diabetes UK’s specific safeguarding policies and procedures, and their relevance to you?

Contact
Safeguarding team
Email
safeguarding@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1047

Event for 7-11 year olds 2014 - Abernethy Ardeonaig

26 July - 2 August 2014

Abernethy Ardeonaig
Killin
Perthshire
FK21 8SY

Price: £375 per person

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk

Zombie Zumbathon

Hold this event on the date of your choice

01376 501390
Contact
Eastern Fundraising Team
Email
fundraising.eastern@diabetes.org.uk

Online registration for the UKAC Meeting 2009

Expert Patients Programme (EPP) courses are FREE and help people to improve their health and wellbeing by learning new skills to manage their condition on a daily basis. People who have already attended courses have told us it has helped them to deal with their pain, tiredness, feelings of depression, frustration and other difficulties that may come from living with a long-term condition.

Phone
0800 988 5550
Website
Expert Patients Programme (EPP)

Virgin Balloon Flights offer you the experience of a lifetime - a fantastic trip drifting over beautiful countryside in a Virgin hot air balloon. Virgin Balloon Flights are donating a fantastic £15 to Diabetes UK for every balloon flight booked through the special booking line – 0870 787 4978

 

Phone
0870 787 4978

Event for 7-11 year olds 2014 - Calshot

9 - 16 August 2014

Calshot Activities Centre
Calshot Spit
Southampton
SO45 1BR

Price: £375 per person

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk

This is a relatively simple way of raising funds, a bit different and good fun. It can take place at any social evening where you have a minimum of 25–30 people, but it is particularly successful at dinner-dances involving large numbers.

For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

This is a relatively simple way of raising funds, a bit different and good fun. It can take place at any social evening where you have a minimum of 25–30 people, but it is particularly successful at dinner-dances involving large numbers.

Contact
Events Fundraising team
Email
events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000

This is a relatively simple way of raising funds, a bit different and good fun. It can take place at any social evening where you have a minimum of 25–30 people, but it is particularly successful at dinner-dances involving large numbers.

For further details, please contact us.

Phone
01376 501390

A larger-scale event, ideal for browsers, buyers and dealers.

Contact
Events Fundraising team
Email
events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000

A larger-scale event, ideal for browsers, buyers and dealers.

For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Not difficult to organise and run, if you do the groundwork thoroughly.

For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Not difficult to organise and run, if you do the groundwork thoroughly.

Contact
Events Fundraising team
Email
events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000

Event for 7-11 year olds 2014 - Caythorpe Court

25 - 27 October 2014

Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG32 3ER

Price: £110 per person

 

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk

Collection boxes are a great way to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Contact
Events Fundraising team
Email
events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000

Collection boxes are a great way to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

 

Email
eastern@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01376 501390

Collection boxes are a great way to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Event for 11-15 year olds 2014 - Blairvadach

19 - 26 July 2014

Helensburgh
Scotland
G84 8NN

Price: £375 per person

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk

It's fun, it's simple, and it's just what it says... Denim for Diabetes is about ditching your usual attire for the day, and jumping into something denim to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Phone
020 7424 1000

Event for 11-15 year olds 2014 - Castle Head

26 July - 2 August 2014

Grange-over-Sands
Cumbria
LA11 6QT

Price: £375 per person

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk

Event for 11-15 year olds 2014 - Frontier Centre

16 - 23 August 2014

Irthlingborough
Northamptonshire
NN9 5UH

Price: £375 per person

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk

Ask a local shop (or a clothing manufacturer if there's one in your area) to help you stage a fashion show. Plan this thoroughly so that you can exploit all its money-making possibilities like programme advertising, advance ticket sales and a raffle.

For further details, please contact us.

Email
eastern@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01376 501390

Event for 11-15 year olds 2014 - Liddington

2 - 9 August 2014

Liddington PGL
Swindon
SN4 0DZ

Price: £375 per person

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk

Ask a local shop (or a clothing manufacturer if there's one in your area) to help you stage a fashion show. Plan this thoroughly so that you can exploit all its money-making possibilities like programme advertising, advance ticket sales and a raffle.

For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Ask a local shop (or a clothing manufacturer if there's one in your area) to help you stage a fashion show. Plan this thoroughly so that you can exploit all its money-making possibilities like programme advertising, advance ticket sales and a raffle.

 

Contact
Events Fundraising team
Email
events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000

Event for 11-15 year olds 2014 - Windmill Hill

25 - 27 October 2014

Windmill Hill PGL
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 4RZ

Price: £110 per person

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk

Event for 16-18 year olds 2014 - Center Parcs

16 - 22 August 2014

Center Parcs
Whinfell Forest
Cumbria
CA10 2DW

Price: £375 per person

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk

Why not ask people to mark your special day, by making a donation to Diabetes UK.

For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Why not ask people to mark your special day, by making a donation to Diabetes UK.

Contact
Events Fundraising team
Email
events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000

Why not ask people to mark your special day by making a donation to Diabetes UK?

For further details, please contact us.

Phone
01376 501390

Usually an entertaining evening! For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Usually an entertaining evening!

Contact
Events Fundraising team
Email
events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000

Being more active often conjures up thoughts of expensive gym memberships, running on a treadmill and aerobics in a leotard – but this need not be the case. Step It Up for Diabetes UK is designed to help get you off the sofa and gradually work you up to walking, jogging or running 5K in just 12 weeks – and all for free.

Contact
Eastern Fundraising Team
Email
fundraising.eastern@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01376 501390
Cowboys? Vicars? Rocky Horror? Pick your theme and have fun as you help diabetes research!

 

For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

 
Contact
Events Fundraising team
Email
events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000

Millions of people all over the world will be recognising World Diabetes Day on 14 November. Why not join them and help raise vital funds and awareness by having a fundraising get-together with family, friends and colleagues in November.

Contact
Events Fundraising team
Email
events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000

Millions of people all over the world will be recognising World Diabetes Day on 14 November. Why not join them and help raise vital funds and awareness by having a fundraising get-together with family, friends and colleagues in November.

For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Chatsworth Collection

Ongoing event

Wildlife prints available, with £1 from each print sold donated to Diabetes UK.

Contact
Richard Whittlestone
Phone
0845 434 3044
Website
Chatsworth Collection

Roadshow - Scotland

Check out where the roadshow is travelling to in Scotland and find your nearest one today.

Roadshow - Wales

Check out where the roadshow is travelling to in Wales and find your nearest one today.

Roadshow - Eastern

Check out where the roadshow is travelling to in the Eastern region and find your nearest one today.

Roadshow - London

Check out where the roadshow is travelling to in London and find your nearest one today.

Roadshow - Northern and Yorkshire

Check out where the roadshow is travelling to in the Northern and Yorkshire region and find your nearest one today.

Roadshow - South East

Check out where the roadshow is travelling to in the South East and find your nearest one today.

Roadshow - South West

Check out where the roadshow is travelling to in the South West and find your nearest one today

Roadshow - Midlands

Check out where the roadshow is travelling to in the Midlands and find your nearest one today.

It's fun, it's simple, and it's just what it says... Denim for diabetes is about ditching your usual attire for the day, and jumping into something denim to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

For further details, please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Email
fundraising.eastern@diabetes.org.uk

Go the Extra Mile

Make your miles go further by participating in our gym based challenge where you can run, cycle, swim or row a distance agreed with your gym instructor.

Contact
Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Inject some energy into 2012

To celebrate 90 years since the discovery of insulin, Diabetes UK is laying down the gauntlet with a 90 Minute Challenge, aimed at raising funds to continue research in to a future free of diabetes. The challenge is to commit to 90 minutes of a new activity each week for a month.

Today the number of people with diabetes is even greater and we want to start the next 90 years by encouraging everyone to inject some energy into 2012 by taking up the 90 Minute Challenge.

Email
south.west@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01823 448 260

Roadshow - North West

Check out where the roadshow is travelling to in the North West and find your nearest one today.

Great North Swim 2014

Friday 13, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 June

Windermere

Registration fee £32.00 - £46.00

across a choice of three distances

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572

Coping with Type 2 diabetes

Paulton Memorial Hospital
Paulton
Bristol, Avon

A free course, offered by LIFT psychology, for people with Type 2 diabetes.

Phone
01225 675 150

The ideal workplace fundraiser - let your festive wishes make a difference to the lives of people living with diabetes.  In lieu of Christmas cards for colleagues, display one of our festive posters and invite people to write their greetings to everyone at work and make a donation to Diabetes UK.

Contact:  01372 720 148 or  email:  fundraising.sotheast@diabetes.org.uk

 

X-PERT courses for Type 2 diabetes in Wrexham

Chirk Hospital, Brynteg Memorial Hall, Cartrefle Community Council Buildings and in the town centre at Ty Avow

The Patient Education Initiative for patients with Type 2 Diabetes (X-PERT) is a free six week programme for people with type 2 diabetes to increase knowledge skills and confidence in managing diabetes.
 

Contact
Alison Robson
Email
WrexhamLHB@WrexhamLHB.wales.nhs.uk
Phone
01978 346544
Website
Wrexham Local Health Board

Zombie Zumbathon

Enjoy this event at any time!

Zumbathons are great fun and why not shake it up a bit by holding a Zombie Zumbathon? Perfect for Halloween, but enjoyable all year round!

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572

Bungee Jump - The Abys @ Magna

Once a month from from April - October

Magna Science Adventure Centre
Sheffield Road
Rotherham
S60 1DX

 

Diabetes UK is delighted to offer you this unique and exhilarating exprience of Bungee Jumping indoors.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
UK Bungee Club Website

Sunderland City 10K

Sunday 04 May 2014

Join thousands of other runners in the Sunderland City 10K and run for Diabetes UK.  Booking is now open.

Contact
Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Sunderland City 10K

Coffee Mornings in Barnstaple

Monday 3th June at 10.30am

St John's Garden Centre Cafe
Barnstaple

The North Devon Voluntary Group meets for an informal get together over a cup of coffee on the first Monday of each month at 10.30am.  Why not join them?

Next meeting June 3rd

Contact
Ken Baker, North Devon Monday Group
Phone
01271 377612

Diabetes - Individualising Patient Care and Early Intervention

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Stadium of Light
Sunderland
SR5 1SU
Contact
Isla Ballard
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Great Manchester Swim 2014

Saturday 19 July 2014

Salford Quays

Staged in the vibrant Salford Quays, this unique ‘dock to dock’ course is an unforgettable experience in the open water. An amazing opportunity to swim in a unique urban waterway.

 

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572
Website
greatswim

The Virgin Active London Triathlon

2- 3 August 2014

ExCel
Royal Victoria Dock
London
E16 1XL

The Virgin London Triathlon is ther UK's biggest and best triathlon event; with over 13,000 entrants expected to take part in 2014. It takes place at London's Excel centre in Victoria Dock.

Contact
Lynsey Thompson
Email
lynsey.thompson@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
0345 123 2399
Website
London Triathlon

London to Paris Cycle Challenge

5-8 September 2014

This exciting challenge links two of Europe's greatest cities and covers 300km in three days.

Contact
Lynsey Thompson
Email
lynsey.thompson@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
0345 123 2399

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Sunday 28 September 2014

Loch Ness
Inverness

Join the Diabetes UK running team and make a real difference to research, campaigning and the lives of people living with the condition.

Running alongside the shores of the world's most famous loch, the Loch Ness Marathon has been rated as one of the UK’s most scenic runs.

For more information:

Contact
Susan Williamson
Email
scotlandfundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
0141 245 6380

Chester Marathon 2014

5 October 2014

Charity Places available

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572

Northern & Yorkshire - Making a Difference Conference 2014

Saturday February 1 2014

Radisson Blu Hotel
Durham City

The theme of the conference this year is ‘Celebrating our Achievements and Planning for the Future’.  This event is aimed at people who volunteer with Diabetes UK whether you are a Diabetes Voice, a member of a voluntary groups, or someone involved with raising awareness of Diabetes and Diabetes UK, such as our risk assessors, event volunteers or speaker volunteers. 

 There will be the opportunity to network with other people who raise awareness and funds for Diabetes UK, enabling you to share ideas and experiences. The winner of the Diabetes UK Inspire awards will also be announced, and there will be an exciting update on Diabetes UK funded research. One of the highlights of this year’s conference will be gathering your views on the future of Diabetes UK.  Our current strategy runs until 2015 and so over the next year we will be beginning the process of planning for our next strategy.  Through an interactive workshop you will have the opportunity to feed in your views and tell us what you think our priorities should be.  As volunteers have such a vital role to play in the work that we do, we hope you will be able to join us and have your say on the future direction of Diabetes UK.

To book a place at the conference, please contact the office or use the online booking form - online booking

Contact
Rose Lee-Gough
Email
rose.lee-gough@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Throw a party with friends, family and colleagues to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.  Whether it is a tea party, a barbeque a dinner party or a themed party, the choice is up to you.

No matter what event you organise, how big or small, remember we are here to support you.

To get started download the resources which include templates for invitations and thank-you notes, suggested menu cards, and even bunting.

Email
wales@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
029 2066 8276 

If you are unable to download the resoruces please contact us for a Time to Party Fundraising Pack or for materials such as balloons.

And finally, please do tell us what party you have thrown and send us your photos.

Phone
029 2066 8276

Transporter Bridge Bungee Jump

At least once a month throughout the year

Transporter Bridge Visitors Centre
Ferry Road
Middlesbrough
TS2 1PL

 

Diabetes UK is delighted to offer you this exhilarating and unique exprience of Bungee Jumping 160ft towards the River Tees.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
UK Bungee Club Website

Family Event 2014 - Telford

25-27 April 2014

Telford Hotel and Golf Resort
Telford

Number of places: 25 families

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk
Website
QHotels

Malvern Hills Lions Club Bluebell Walk

Sunday 27 April 2014

Malvern Hills
British Camp Car Park
Worcestershire
WR13 6DW
Contact
Midlands Team
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614 500
Website
Malvern Hills Lions Club

Sunderland City Half Marathon

Sunday 04 May 2014

Stadium of Light

Join thousands of other runners in the Sunderland City Half Marathon and run for Diabetes UK.  Booking is now open.

Contact
Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Sunderland City Half Marathon

Sunderland Zip Wire Challenge

Saturday 3 May 2014

Sunderland City Centre

 

Diabetes UK is pleased to offer you this exhilarating  and unique experience of zipping across the river Wear from Wearmouth Bridge to Panns Bank

Contact
Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Sunderland Live Website

Sunderland BIG Mini Fun Run

3 May 2014

Mowbray Park
Sunderland

Run for Diabetes UK at this Sunderland BIG Mini Fun Run

The Sunderland BIG Mini Fun Run ensures that children from the age of 3 can take part in a running event on the same weekend as the Sunderland City 10k and half marathon.

With a focus on fun family running, the BIG Mini Fun Run is suitable for children between 3 and 7 years of age who take part with an adult.

Children between 8 and 10 years can take part by themselves.

This is a one mile circuit.

Contact
Louise Simonian
Email
louise.simonaian@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Sunderland BIG Events

 

Take up the challenge of walking or running 26 miles along the stunning Northumberland Coastline in 2014 and support Diabetes UK every step of the way.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Coastal Challenge booking site

Tyne Bridge Zip Slide

Saturday & Sunday 10 & 11 May 2014

Tyne Bridge
Castle Garth
Newcastle

Diabetes UK is pleased to offer you this exhilarating and unique experience of zipping 230m across the river Tyne.

The zip slide starts from the Newcastle side of the bridge and travels diagonally across the River Tyne, finishing at HMS Calliope on the Gateshead side.

These Dates are now FULL. Pls watch this space for further updates

Contact
Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Zip Slides UK website

Just Walk

Saturday 10 May 2014

The South Downs
West Sussex

The beautiful routes of Just Walk take you through some of the most stunning countryside in the region, with picturesque towns and villages along the way.

Contact
South East Fundraising Team
Email
fundraising.southeast@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01372 720 148

Bupa Great Women's 10K

Sunday 11 May 2014

Distance - 10km
Entry Fee - £25
Location - Glasgow

Leeds Half Marathon & Junior Run

Sunday 11 May 2014

Leeds City Centre

Join thousands of other runners in the Leeds half marathon or Leeds Mini and Junior Run.  Booking is now open.

Contact
Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Sunderland Big Bike Ride

17 & 18 May 2014

Sunderland

 

Ride through beautiful Herrington Park with your family or along Sunderland's extensive network of Cycle Routes.

Contact
Diabetes UK Louise Simonian
Email
louise.simonian@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=8029

Big Bike Ride, Cannock Chase

Sunday 18 May 2014

Birches Valley
Off Penkridge Bank Road
Rugeley
WS15 2UQ

A choice of between 1.5 and 15 mile routes through Cannock Chase ensures there is something for all abilities at this event.

Contact
Midlands Team
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614500

Bupa Great Manchester Run

Sunday 18 May 2014

Distance – 10km
Entry Fee – £25
Target sponsorship – £200

London2Brighton

24 - 25 May 2014

56km or 100km. WALK IT. RUN IT. YOUR CHALLENGE. YOUR WAY.

Contact
Lou Rout
Email
louise.rout@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000
Website
London to Brighton Challenge

Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Scotland

Sunday 25 May 2014

Edinburgh City Centre
Scotland

Join the Diabetes UK running team and make a real difference to research, campaigning and the lives of people living with the condition.

Rated as the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner's World magazine, the Edinburgh Marathon is a great course if you’re looking for a good finishing time or a personal best.

You can choose between the full or half marathon, 10k or 5k, or share the distance with friends, family or colleagues and run the Hairy Haggis Relay.

For more information:

Contact
Susan Williamson
Email
scotlandfundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
0141 245 6380

Bupa London 10,000

Sunday 25 May 2014

Distance – 10km
Entry Fee – £10
Target Sponsorship – £195

Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Saturday 31 May 2014

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge is an alternative to the national 3 Peaks challenge, almost as tough but without the travelling in between the mountains.

Contact
Northern and Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Booking Page (Life Changing Challenges)

Middlesbrough 5k road race and 2k fun run

Sunday 1 June 2014

Middlesbrough Football Club
Riverside Arena
Middlesbrough
TS3 6RS

All runners taking part will receive a Diabetes UK running vest, our iconic 'crazy hair' and a full sponsorship pack.  Simply sign up to run at the official website, then contact Diabetes Uk to receive your pack.  Alternatively once you have regsitered you can fill in our sponsorship pack request form.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
RunMiddlesbrough

Walk for Diabetes - Melton

Sunday 1 June 2014

Melton Country Park
Wymondham Way
Melton Mowbray
LE13 1HP
Contact
Midlands Team
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614 500

Walk for Diabetes - Humber Bridge Walk

Sunday 8 June 2014, 11am

Humber Bridge Tourist Information Centre
Ferriby Road
Hessle
HU13 0LN

Join us on this stunning three-mile walk across the iconic Humber Bridge.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Run for All 10K - Hull

Sunday 08 June 2014

Hull

Run for Diabetes UK in this 10K run.  Originally set up in memory of Jane Tomlinson, this series has now successfully expanded from the original 10K run in Leeds and now has runs in Hull, York and Leeds.

Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Walk for Diabetes - Walsall

Sunday 8 June 2014

Walsall Arboretum
Broadway North, West Midlands
Walsall
WS1 2QB
Contact
Midlands Team
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614500

Walk for Diabetes, Nottingham

Sunday 8th June 2014

Wollaton Park
Nottingham
NG8 2AE
Contact
Midlands Team
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614 500
Contact
Lou Rout
Email
louise.rout@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000
Website
Ride UK 24

Walk for Diabetes - Sutton Coldfield

Saturday 14 June 2014

New Hall Valley Country Park
Wylde Green Road
B76 1QT
Contact
Iris Farley
Email
amethystcakes@gmail.com
Phone
0121 350 6789

Well Walk, Leeds/Harrogate

Sunday 22 June 2014

The Well Walk is coming to the beautiful Fewston and Swinsty Reservoirs on 22 June 2014. Located between Leeds and Harrogate, the area is teeming with wildlife and the route offers breathtaking scenery with every step. This is a wonderful walk for a summer’s day, and the whole family is encouraged to come along. It’s a fun, safe way to raise money for Diabetes UK and raise awareness of how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

You have a choice of two circular routes: 10km, or 5km. Both routes have good (mainly flat) footpaths and the 5km route is wheel-friendly. Dogs on short leads are welcome on both routes.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Grand Union Challenge

28 – 29 June 2014

Contact
Lou Rout
Email
louise.rout@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000
Website
Grand Union Challenge

The Great Manchester Cycle 2014

Sunday 29 June 2013

Manchester

Diabetes UK has a limited number of Charity places available

If you would like a charity place please contact Maria for further details.

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572
Website
Great Manchester Cycle

Big Bike Ride, Rutland Water

Sunday 29 June 2014

Rutland Water
Normanton Car Park
Nr Edith Weston
LE15 8HD

A fantastic day out with various routes of 6, 17 or 23 miles so you are sure to find something to suit for every member of the family!

Contact
Midlands Team
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614 500

Diabetes UK Golf Tournament

Monday 7 July 2014

Situated in a heathland and woodland setting just 1mile from the centre of the historic city of York, Fulford Golf Club remains one of the best inland golf courses in Britain. This prestigous Club hosts the ninth Diabetes UK Golf Tournament on Monday 7th July 2014.

Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

British 10K London Run

Sunday 13 July 2014

Hyde Park Corner
London

Follow in the footsteps of last summer’s Olympic athletes, battle through Trafalgar Square, check your pace by Big Ben, and join over 25,000 runners in a race to remember.   

Contact
London Fundraising Team
Email
fundraising.london@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1126

Bupa Great North 5k & 10k

5k Saturday 6 September
10k Sunday 13 July

Run for All 10K - Leeds

Sunday 20 July 2014

Leeds

Run for Diabetes UK in this 10K run.  Originally set up in memory of Jane Tomlinson, this series has now successfully expanded from the original 10K run in Leeds and now has runs in Hull and York.

 

Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Run for All 10K - York

Sunday 3 August 2014

York

Run for Diabetes UK in this 10K run.  Originally set up in memory of Jane Tomlinson, this series has now successfully expanded from the original 10K run in Leeds and now has runs in Hull and York. 

Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Sunday 10 August 2014

Follow in the tracks of the Olympic greats by taking part in this new exciting 100 mile cycle challenge.

Contact
Lynsey Thompson
Email
lynsey.thompson@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
0345 123 2399

Big Fun Run - Sheffield

Sunday 17 August 2014

Rother Valley Country Park
Sheffield
S26 5PQ

Run for Diabetes UK at this Big Fun Run event.  The fun run is 5k and starts at 11am.  There is also the Big Warm Up starting at 10.40am.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Big Fun Run

Big Fun Run - Leeds

Saturday 23 August 2014

Roundhay Country Park
Leeds
LS8 2HH
S26 5PQ

Run for Diabetes UK at this Big Fun Run event.  The fun run is 5k and starts at 11am.  There is also the Big Warm Up starting at 10.40am.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Big Fun Run

Isle of Wight Challenge

23–24 August 2014

West Cowes, Isle of Wight
 
 
Contact
Lou Rout
Email
louise.rout@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000
Website
Isle of Wight Challenge

Charity Fun Day

Sunday 24 August

Barton United Football Club
Barton Village Road
Headington, Oxford
OX3 9LD

Diabetes UK is delighted to have the support of Charlotte Flynn and her family and friends, who are hosting a Charity Fun Day on Sunday 24 August this year in aid of our cause. We would be delighted if you could join her to make this a truly successful event.

Contact
Charlotte Flynn
Email
ck2179@hotmail.com

Middlesbrough 10k road race and 3k fun run

Sunday 30 August 2014

Middlesbrough

 

The SABIC 'Tees Pride 10k' road race is suitable for runners of all abilities, taking in a route around Marton, Acklam and Grove Hill.

The 3k fun run is ideal for families and young runners and you can also run in fancy dress!

Registration is via the RunMiddlesbrough Website

 

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Run Middlesbrough
Contact
Lou Rout
Email
louise.rout@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1000
Website
Ride UK 24

Channel Swim Relay 2014

Between July and September 2014

Bupa Great North Run

Sunday 7 September 2014

Distance – Half marathon
Entry £35
Target sponsorship - £350

London to Brighton Bike Ride

7 September 2014

Are you the next Bradley Wiggins or Sir Chris Hoy? Escape the hustle and bustle of London, and take up this classic cycling challenge!

Contact
London Fundraising Team
Email
fundraising.london@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1126

Bupa Great Edinburgh Run

Sunday 27 April 2014

Distance - 10 miles
Entry Fee - £25
Sponsorship - Set your own goals

Big Fun Run - Newcastle

Sunday 14 September 2014

Town Moor (next to Exhibition Park)
Newcastle
NE2 4PZ

Run for Diabetes UK at this Big Fun Run event.  The run is 5k and starts at 11.00 pm, with the Big Warm Up starting at 10.50am.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Big Fun Run

Family Event 2014 - Ayr, Scotland

12-14 September 2014

Mercure Ayr Hotel
Ayr
Scotland

Number of places: 25 families

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk
Website
Mercure Hotels

Thames Path Challenge

13 - 14 September 2014

Contact
Lou Rout
Email
louise.rout@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
0207 424 1000
Website
Thames Path Challenge

Sunderland BIG Walk

14 September 2014

Sunderland

The Sunderland BIG Walk is a wonderful way to spend time with your family and friends whilst taking in some of the best scenery the city has to offer.

Contact
Diabetes UK Louise Simonian
Email
louise.simonian@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Sunderland BIG Walk

Family Event 2014 - Darlington

26-28 September 2014

Redworth Hall Hotel
Darlington
Co Durham

Number of places: 25 families

Email
careevents@diabetes.org.uk
Website
Redworth Hall Hotel

Bupa Great Yorkshire Run

Sunday 28 Septemebr 2014

Distance - 10km
Entry Fee - £25
Target Sponsorship - Set your own goals

Walsall abseil

Saturday 4 October 2014

The New Art Gallery
Walsall Gallery Square
Walsall
WS2 8LG

This fantastic challange is open to anyone brave enough to tackle the vertical heighs of the New Art Gallery, Walsall! Registration for this event is £40, and we ask that all particpants aim to try to raise as much sponsorship as possible.

 

Contact
Diabetes UK Midlands
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614500
Website
Eight Point Two

Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Sunday 12 October 2014

York

2014 - Places available through Diabetes UK

This exciting new marathon which takes runners through the beautiful medieval city of York and its picture-perfect countryside is now sold out, however Diabetes UK as a limited number of places available.

Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon Logo

Contact
Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Royal Parks Half Marathon

12 October 2014

Contact
London Fundraising Team
Email
fundraising.london@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7472 1126

Bupa Great Birmingham Run

Sunday 19 October 2014

Distance – Half marathon
Entry Fee – £25
Target Sponsorship – £250

Bupa Great South Run

Sunday 26 October 2014

Distance - 10 mile
Entry Fee – £20
Target Sponsorship – £200

London Bridges Challenge

Sunday 02 November 2014, 10am to 4pm

Albert Bridge
Chelsea
London

To celebrate World Diabetes Day this year, we are organising a walk across the heart of London. 

Email
londonbridges@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7424 1126

Hold a golf competition at your local club, and choose your own format

Choose any day which suits your club, persuade lots of members to join in and decide on an entry fee - this can form the basis of the donation to Diabetes UK.The  winner will receive an exclusive Diabetes UK prize.

Contact
Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

It's fun, it's simple, and it's just what it says... Denim for Diabetes is about ditching your usual attire for the day, and jumping into some denim to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

For further details, materials and support please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Contact
South East Fundraising Team
Email
Fundraising.southeast@diabetes.org.uk

Total Warrior 2014

2 & 3 August 2014

Shap Abbey
The Lake District
CA10 3NB

Entry Now Open

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
maria.roberts@diabetes.org.uk
Website
Total Warrior

Tough Mudder 2014

13 & 14 September 2014

Cholmondeley Estate
Cholmondeley
Malpas
SY14 8EZ

Entry Now Open

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
maria.roberts@diabetes.org.uk
Website
Tough Mudder

Mad March Hair

March 2014

Schools Event

A great way for schools to get involved in fundraising for Diabetes UK and raising awarness of the condition. Contact us now for more details.

Contact
Midlands Team
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614 500

    Registration fee £30.00

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572
Website
Wilmslow Half Marathon

Chester Half Marathon 2014

18 May 2014

Chester

 

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572
Website
Chester Half Marathon

Experience the UK’s capital city of music with the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday May 25 2014!

Contact
Maria
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572

Tyne 6 Bridges Challenge

Thursday 19 June 2014

Newcastle / Gateshead Quayside
Tyne 6 Bridges

 

This event is in its 3rd year and is part of the Virgin Money Cyclone Cycling Festival.  There are two fantastic distances to choose from - 9.5km or 14.5km.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Tyne 6 Bridges Challenge

Virgin Money Cyclone Cycling Event

Saturday 21 June 2014

Newcastle

Registration for the this year's challenge is now open. Check out the Virgin Money website for further details.  Choose from the 33, 63 or 104 mile routes.

 

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Virgin Money Cyclone

The BALTIC Zip Slide Challenge

Saturday 05 July & Sunday 06 July 2014

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead Quays
Gateshead
NE8 3BA

Do you fancy the adrenaline pumping challenge of zipping 280m on a fixed wire above the River Tyne at 40m in the air?  If you do, then this is the event for you.

As one of the North East's most iconic landmarks, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is an ideal destination for a challenging and fun day out.  .

Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Zip Slides UK

Lake Vyrnwy Bike Ride

Sunday 18 May 2014

SY10 0LS

Cycle ride around the picturesque Lake Vyrnwy


 

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572
Website
Fleetwood Half Marathon

WarringtonHalf Marathon 2014

21 September 2014



Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572
Website
Warrington Half Marathon

Halloween Fun... Zombie Zumbathon

Hold this event on the date of your choice

 

As the Zumba craze continues to sweep the globe, Diabetes UK is encouraging people to lace up their dancing shoes and join in some halloween fun.

Contact
Northern & Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Kielder Marathon

Sunday 5 October 2014 - TBC

Following the shoreline of Kielder Water and billed as ‘Britain’s most beautiful marathon’, join Team Diabetes UK at this scenic marathon. 

Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606
Website
Kielder Marathon website

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Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572
Website
Wirral Half Marathon /10K 2014

Mad Hair Day

World Diabetes Day

We are looking for schools to participate in our new fundraising event, Mad Hair Day.

Contact
Northern and Yorkshire Office
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

It's fun, it's simple, and it's just what it says... Denim for Diabetes is about ditching your usual attire for the day, and jumping into some denim to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

For further details, materials and support please contact your local Diabetes UK office.

Contact
Clair Boyd
Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606

Looking for a fun fundraising idea? Why not get a group of friends, family or colleagues together and hold a Big Diabetes Quiz for Diabetes UK?

Email
south.west@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01823 448260

Looking for a fun fundraising idea? Why not get a group of friends, family or colleagues together and hold a Big Diabetes Quiz for Diabetes UK?

Email
fundraising.eastern@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01376 501390

Celebrating your wedding anniversary or a big birthday?  You can now invite your guests to support Diabetes UK, by making donations in lieu of gifts, with these In Aid Of DUK branded invitations.

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572

Throw a party with friends, family and colleagues to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.  Whether it is a tea party, a barbeque a dinner party or a themed party, the choice is up to you.

No matter what event you organise, how big or small, remember we are here to support you.

To get started download the resources which include templates for invitations and thank-you notes, suggested menu cards, and even bunting.

Email
south.west@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01823 448 260

Looking for a fun fundraising idea? Why not get a group of friends, family or colleagues together and hold a Big Diabetes Quiz for Diabetes UK?

Contact
Diabetes UK Midlands
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614500

Does your local pub/club hold quizzes or play skittles?  Why not hold a fundraising evening for Diabetes UK.  We can supply all the fundraising materials and support.

Please contact us if you would like help to hold a fundraising evening.

Email
south.west@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01823 448 260

 

Why not celebrate your big day by helping to spread awareness and donating to Diabetes UK?

Contact
Maria Roberts
Email
northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01925 644572

Wear Denim at school or work for the day and help raise funds for Diabetes UK!

Contact
Midlands Team
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01922 614500

Looking for a fun fundraising idea? Why not get a group of friends, family or colleagues together and hold a Big Diabetes Quiz for Diabetes UK?

Email
fundraising.london@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
020 7472 1126

Time to Party

Anytime

Throw a party with friends, family and colleagues to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.  Whether it is a tea party, a barbeque a dinner party or a themed party, the choice is up to you.

Contact
Midlands Team
Email
midlands@diabetes.org.uk

Let's Dance

Organise your own dance event

Hold a Let's Dance event for Diabetes UK to support children and adults with diabetes across the North East and Yorkshire.

Email
northyorks@diabetes.org.uk
Phone
01325 488606