Jill Boorman


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Limited.
JDRF is the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, dedicating over £1.5 billion to research projects across the globe to improve the lives of people living with the condition until we find the cure. Type 1 diabetes affects children and adults suddenly and without warning. Just to stay alive, someone with type 1 diabetes will have an endless daily regime of blood tests and multiple insulin injections or pump infusions.
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Jill Boorman

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jill-boorman-VMLM2016-43178

Jill - JDRF Vest

Jill - JDRF VestI recently undertook the challenge of running and indeed completed the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.  I ran to raise funds for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund), who are funding research that will cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes and its complications.

I was devastated to be diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic just before my 21st birthday, 28 years ago! I had been  undiagnosed from around the age of 15.  Living as a T1 Diabetic is sometimes tiring and frustrating but training for an endurance event like a marathon means that many obstacles have to be overcome.  I suffer both low and high blood glucose levels during training and this means the need to get the required training and mileage on foot completed requires constant calculations of insulin requirements.  I probably carry more sports gels and sweets than most runners, these are needed to treat my low blood glucose levels as well as to prevent exhaustion.

Jill Boorman

Any money you can spare, no matter how small, will make such a difference to this very worthy charity.  Their research could be life changing for people living with Type 1 Diabetes and hopefully one day this illness will be a thing of the past.

Please remember to add gift aid to your donation. It doesn't cost you anything but my charity gets an extra 14% on your donation.

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the great British sporting events, combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising in one race. The course is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall.  

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Recent donors

29.04.16 Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo FUNdraising Lounge. We hope you had a great run on Sunday.

03.04.16 Good Luck, Jill!

03.04.16 Great cause Jill, wishing you the best of luck

01.04.16 Enjoy it - remember its all about participating and enjoying the crowd - don't worry about the time.

23.03.16 Good luck Jill!

21.03.16 Good Luck!!

10.03.16 Good luck my darling


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