Liz Knight


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Limited.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is dedicated to funding research to find the cure for type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin-dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
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I am running the London Marathon in memory of James Hedge. 

James was the eldest child of our dear friends Bob and Maeve and a brother to Gemma, Patrick and Daniel.   We have known James since he was a toddler.  He went to pre-school, primary school and secondary school with Adam and was a friend to all our children. Our families have grown up together and we have spent many happy times together over the years – camping trips, New Year’s Eve parties, and family celebrations.

James died in January 2016 of Diabetic Ketoacidosis.  He had had Type 1 diabetes since the age of 3.

 In James’ memory, I want to raise as much money as I can to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.  So, on Sunday 23rd April 2017, I am running the London Marathon to raise money for JDRF.   JDRF – the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation -  provides information and support to people with Type 1 diabetes and their families.  Their aim is to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and, ultimately, to eradicate it.  They also fund research for new treatments so the everyday lives of those with Type 1 diabetes can be improved.  

 I would be very grateful if you would help me raise as much money as I can for JDRF by sponsoring me.  Over the coming months I will also be holding some fundraising events including cake sales and quizzes and would welcome your support.  You can see details and follow my training on my Facebook page! 

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening condition which has a lifelong impact on those diagnosed & their families.   It happens because the body’s own immune system attacks cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.   It affects 400,000 people in the UK, enough to fill Wembley Stadium more than 4 times over.


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Recent donors

27.03.17 Thank you Liz for running in memory of our wonderful James. Hope the marathon goes well - see you there. xx

26.03.17 Good luck Liz. Xxx

25.03.17 Best of luck Liz. With love from Holly, Paul, Thomas and Becca xx

24.03.17 Good luck Liz!


23.03.17 good luck

22.03.17 Good luck Liz, amazing achievement. You've done the hard work (well almost!), enjoy the day. And when it gets tough just remember why you are doing this and it will spur you on. Love Claire, Ted, Ben, Joe, Katie and Emma xxx

21.03.17 Be inspired by St George

20.03.17 Keep on running Liz. You are doing a brilliant job and are very courageous. Don't forget your inhaler! Thank you for doing this in James' memory and for raising awareness for Type 1diabetes.

14.03.17 Keep on running Liz! With love from Tom and Evie s Gran and Grandadxx

10.03.17 My son (Sean Jones) knew James at school. They were in some of the same classes. He was shocked and saddened to learn James had passed away. We also have friends with a young daughter who has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. A cure needs to be found.


05.03.17 James was a special person and primary school friend of our son Sam. His family are in our thoughts and prayers. Well done Liz for taking on this challenge to raise money for this worthy cause.

03.03.17 Hi, I was shocked to hear this news. My son also has Type 1 diabetes and is at sixth form in Downend. It is worrying for parents and I would love for there to be a cure one day. What an excellent cause and I wish you good luck in the marathon.

02.03.17 I am so sad to read Jame's story in the Downendvoice today... type 1 diabetes is something I've had to come to terms with when my youngest 15yr old son was diagnosed a year ago x


26.02.17 Good Liz love the Cruse's xx

25.02.17 Hope all goes well.

20.02.17 Good luck!

20.02.17 Good luck on your marathon. Much love from us all Mo Leo Thea and Grace xxxx

19.02.17 A lovely gesture which will mean so much to Maeve and Bob

19.02.17 Thank you for doing this in memory of James and in support of his amazing family. With lots of love from Mick, Geraldine, Emma and Ben xxxx


18.02.17 With loving memories of James. All the best with the marathon. Ali, Mark, Sam and Beth xx

18.02.17 Met James at Downend- An amazing lovely person


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