Diabetes UK’s flagship Walk in the Park was a huge success on Sunday with nearly 400 walkers turning up to enjoy the sunshine at Regent’s Park.
CBBC presenters Ortis Deley and Ed Petrie inspired the walkers to take up the two-and-a half mile challenge with rousing speeches before they launched the walk. It was a fun day out for all the family and everyone who completed the route received a Diabetes UK medal.
The Regent’s Park walk spearheaded 100 walks, which are taking place around the country this summer, to raise crucial funds for diabetes research projects. Previous walks have raised more than £1.3 million in total.
“I would like to thank everyone who turned up to Walk in the Park and helped make it such a great day. Diabetes is an important cause and I would urge people around the country to sign up for their nearest local walk this summer,” said Douglas Smallwood, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK.
The Regent’s Park walk kick-started Diabetes Week which runs from 8-14 June 2008.