Thank you to everyone who joined our sponsored walk around Llandudno Bay, raising £235.
The walk took place on a sunny Sunday 7 July, and covered two miles of Llandudno’s historic Victorian promenade.
Around 50 supporters took part, including Diabetes UK Cymru volunteer Colin Price and his daughter Jessica, 9, who has Type 1 diabetes.
“Jessica takes it in her stride”
Jessica was diagnosed at 18 months old, but has never let the condition hold her back. She is an active member of the Llandudno Cricket Club and the 12th Llandudno Brownies, and members of both groups joined the family on the walk.
Colin said, “Jessica was tired and drinking more, but it was a hot summer and the doctor was not overly concerned. A few days later things had not improved and we took her to Llandudno General Hospital who quickly sent us to the Children’s Ward at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. One simple blood test showed the doctor all they needed to know. Six days later we left Glan Clwyd to a very different life.”
“Jessica has some ups and downs but in general she takes it in her stride. Our whole family’s life changed immeasurably when she started to use a Continuous Glucose Monitor. Her school, Ysgol San Sior, has also been a great support.”
Walking to help other families
Colin continued, “Life with Type 1 is challenging, but we’re all so proud of the way Jessica has just got on with it. It meant a lot to us to get so many friends and family together to take part in this walk and raise money to help other families like ours.”
Thank you to Colin, Jessica and everyone else who took part.
Inspired to fundraise for Diabetes UK Cymru? It’s not too late to sign up for this year’s One Million Step Challenge.