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.

Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

23.05.17 Donations and 'Guess Liz's finishing time' fundraising.

23.05.17 Donation from Deacon Peter and Jolene.

07.05.17 You are absolutely brilliant Liz! And a nutter!! We're so proud of what you have done in memory of James. Love from the McKays xxxxxx


05.05.17 Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

28.04.17 Well done!

26.04.17 Congratulations Liz, magnificent effort x


25.04.17 I am in awe of what you have done Liz. What an amazing woman you are! Congratulations. My brother has type 1 diabeties so what happened to James is very scary. Please god let them find a cure Ally and Tom Hudd

23.04.17 Well done Liz - you should be doubly proud! For smashing your fundraising total and completing the race. X

23.04.17 Good luck Liz, hope it is going well and all your training is paying off.

23.04.17 In memory of lovely James. We will be thinking of you Liz as you run xx All our love Ali, Mark, Sam and Beth xx

22.04.17 Good luck for tomorrow Liz. Xx

22.04.17 For James.

22.04.17 Go Liz! All the best our thoughts are with you Best of Luck ! You have done amazingly to get to this moment - everything else is a bonus! Joel and Deirdre

22.04.17 Good luck Liz From Sarah, Ed, Isabel, Harry and James Payne

22.04.17 Gods speed dear Liz Love from the Leeds Hedges xxxx

22.04.17 Good luck Liz , with all our love Claire Nigel Tom and Eviexxx

22.04.17 Go Liz sure you will make a great time Aunty Clare and uncle Brian Xxxxxxxxx

22.04.17 Good luck!

22.04.17 Go sister just a walk in the park or a run in London

22.04.17 Good luck Liz, may the courage & grace of our Lord run with you. What a great thing to do. Best wishes The Murphy's

22.04.17 What an amazing thing to do. Good luck!

22.04.17 Good luck Liz. What you are doing is amazing.

21.04.17 Well done Liz! Try to enjoy it as much as you can - it's a once in a lifetime opportunity (unless you want to do it next year of course!!). With lots of love Jax and Team Bis x x x x


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