29/04/2021

RAF pop gig in the Falkland Islands raises money for Diabetes UK Cymru   COVASIS, an Oasis tribute band set up by members of the Royal Armed Forces played a concert in a pub in the Falklands raising £633 for Diabetes UK Cymru. Leanne Emmerson, 36, from Cardiff facilitated the concert, by donating merchandising from her printing business. She lives with type 1 diabetes and is friends with a Welsh member of the band. She said: “They created the name…

03/07/2020

Many people have re-discovered their love of walking in the great Welsh outdoors  in recent months – and now Diabetes UK Cymru are asking you to join them for the Diabetes UK One Million Step Challenge, to raise funds and help make a huge difference to the lives of people with diabetes across the UK. It’s simple – take one million steps over three months and get sponsored for every stride.   You don’t have to limit yourself to walking…

18/10/2018

A woman from Cardiff is on a mission to run a marathon in a month to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK Cymru. Joanne Foley, 34, is taking part in the Diabetes UK Cymru Run26 challenge, which invites people to push themselves out of their comfort zone by running 26.2 miles throughout October in their own time and at their own pace. She  was diagnosed when she was 13. Joanne said: “I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I…

03/10/2018

A mum from Cardiff will be taking on the Cardiff Half Marathon to raise funds for Diabetes UK Cymru after her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Amanda Lyon, 36, said her world was turned upside down when Emily, 5, was diagnosed with the condition in January. Now she is determined to complete the 13.1-mile challenge on Sunday 7 October to raise awareness of the condition and to fundraise for Diabetes UK Cymru. Diabetes UK Cymru’s Know Type 1…

11/09/2018

Image: Mark, Victoria and Jen   A mum from Pontypridd tackled the Great North Run on Sunday 9 September to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK Cymru.   Jen Matchett, 32, chose to run the world’s biggest half marathon in support of her dad David, 56, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1991.   Jen, 32, a secretary at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, said, “A colleague mentioned how much water dad was drinking and suggested he…