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Diabetes UK statement on tragic death of Mike Perry

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We have been shocked to learn today of the tragic death of our supporter Mike Perry.

Mike, from Baildon in Yorkshire, had had Type 1 diabetes since his late teens and was planning to do a cycle ride to raise money for Diabetes UK as part of his 52nd birthday celebrations.

Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: “We are shocked and very sad to learn of Mike’s death at such a tragically young age.  We have spoken to his family to offer our condolences and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them at what must be an extremely difficult time.

“In due course, we intend to speak to his family about whether there is an appropriate way we can honour his memory and the efforts he went to on our behalf.”

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