Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Diabetes UK are entering a partnership ahead of the Investec Test Match between England and Pakistan.
Edgbaston has nominated day two, Thursday 4 August, of the third Investec Test Match as Diabetes Day to raise awareness of the condition.
The partnership will also see Diabetes UK host a Gala Dinner at Edgbaston on Monday 1 August before the Test Match. The event, hosted by Sky Sports broadcaster Gary Newbon, will see some of the biggest names in English and Pakistani cricket come together to raise funds for Diabetes UK’s vital work.
'Cricket is a great form of exercise'
Gareth Roberts, Commercial Director at Warwickshire CCC, said: “As a Club we’re committed to getting more people involved in the game and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and with the Investec Test Match being Edgbaston’s marquee fixture of the year, it’s a fantastic opportunity to reach a wide audience.”
Peter Shorrick, Midlands Regional Head at Diabetes UK, said: “Diabetes UK is thrilled to partner with Warwickshire County Cricket Club to raise awareness of the condition. Cricket is a great form of exercise which, along with eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight, can help reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes or manage your condition if you already have it.
“While Type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented, there are several risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes and some can be acted on, such as being overweight or having a large waist size. Although it cannot be acted on, people from certain ethnic backgrounds are at higher risk, with South Asian people two to four times more likely to develop the condition.”
Use code to trigger automatic Diabetes UK donation
Tickets for the third Investec Test Match between England and Pakistan are priced from £31 for adults and from £6 for Under 16s. Please visitthe Edgbaston websiteand use the code 'diabetesuk' when ordering tickets for day two to trigger an automatic three pound donation to Diabetes UK, or call the Ticket Hotline on 0844 847 1902 to purchase.