North West Regional News

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21 August 2018

A student from Mytholmroyd will be tackling the Simply Health Great North Run on Sunday 9th September for Diabetes UK in memory of his mum.

Will Evans, 19, is taking on his first half marathon after losing his mum, Sharon, in October 2017. She lived with Type 1 diabetes for 50 years after being diagnosed when she was 9 and passed away as a result of diabetes-related lung disease.

19 June 2018

Nine-year-old from Wigan swims the ‘English Channel’ over three times for Diabetes UK

05 April 2018

A teaching assistant from Bolton is set to tackle the Great Manchester Run for Diabetes UK, in order to challenge the misconceptions faced by people living with

Helen Waring, 27, is taking on the challenge to raise awareness of diabetes after her younger sister Marie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes six years ago.

22 February 2018

Becky Hughes, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged 12, is taking on the St Helens 10K after being inspired to get running by her grandad.

The 24-year-old marketing assistant, who also has a blog which she has used to throw light on some of the myths around the condition, completed the run on Sunday 4 March.

13 February 2018

Eve Comiskey, 34, is taking on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim 22, between 22 February and 22 May to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes following her so

Her son Rory, 2, was diagnosed with the condition after Eve and husband Kieran had noticed that their son was constantly thirsty and filling his nappies more than usual.

16 January 2018

A web designer from Clayton-le-Woods, who has lost almost 150lbs after finding out he was at high risk of Type 2 diabetes, is swimming the equivalent of the Engl

Nick Else, 32, is taking on the swimming challenge, Swim 22, for the third time between 22 February and 22 May having first taken part in 2016.

15 November 2017

Diabetes UK bring together healthcare professionals and leading figures within Bolton and Greater Manchester at an event to highlight the impact of their community champion programme.<

The event, which was held on 1 November at the 3D Centre, shared the successes the two year project has had in its first year in Bolton. The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Roger Hayes and Dr Richard Preece, Executive Lead for Quality with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership attended the event. .

14 November 2017

Dr Jenny Myers, who is leading ground-breaking research supported by Diabetes UK, to help mothers-to-be with diabetes, welcomed a family from Crewe who have raised over £5

Dr Myers and the team at the University of Manchester and Saint Mary’s Hospital gave the Horne family a tour of the clinic and laboratory where their research is taking place, to illustrate the impact the money they raised will potentially have for mothers-to-be with all types of pre-existing diabetes and their unborn children.

27 July 2017

A fundraiser from Cumbria has won a volunteering award in recognition of her work raising over £7,000 to help people living with diabetes.

Ginette Cuthbertson, 62, was presented with the ‘Fundraising Award’ at the Trout Hotel in Cockermouth, as part of the charity’s regional Inspire Awards.

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