Diabetes UK has launched a pin badge appeal in partnership with Halifax Bank of Scotland.
The badges, featuring cartoon superhero Dangermouse and his hamster assistant Penfold, will be on sale at Halifax and Bank of Scotland branches across the UK with proceeds going to Diabetes UK.
Every pound raised will be matched
Customers are being encouraged to donate £1 for each badge and every pound raised will be matched by the HBOS Foundation.
The money will be used to help fund five mobile educational vans to screen, inform and advise 1.5million people about the dangers of diabetes over the next two years.
Raising awareness of the dangers of diabetes
Jillian Baillie, Deputy Head HBOS Foundation, said: "Pin badges are hugely popular with colleagues and customers alike. The proceeds from this appeal will be a huge boost in the fight to find undiagnosed diabetics before their condition becomes life threatening."
Ros Luckman, Partnerships Manager, Diabetes UK said: "By purchasing a Dangermouse pin badge you will not only be helping us generate vital funds, but you will also be helping us raise awareness of the dangers of diabetes."
Targeting areas with greatest risk
The educational vans will travel up and down the UK, targeting areas where the risk of diabetes is highest. Diabetes UK has been chosen as one of three charities to benefit from the HBOS charity of the year programme - the Million £ Challenge.