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Collins Brothers's fundraising page

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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Thanks for visiting our page.[/p][p]In the UK, four hundred thousand people have type one diabetes. Most of them are diagnosed as children. Type one is an auto-immune condition where the body attacks the cells that produce insulin. It is possilbe to live a normal life with the condition, but "type one's" have to inject insulin before every meal and constantly monitor their blood sugar. Blood sugar dropping too low can be dangerous in the short term - either making the sufferer feel bad, collapse, or in extreme cases, die. On the other hand persistently high blood sugar can result in the development of diabetes related complications such as blindness, amputations and heart problems. [/p][p]Because of the risk of low blood sugar, many type ones avoid taking exercise as this can lead to blood sugar levels falling. [/p][p]Most sufferers find it an exhausting and stressful condition to manage, and it is especially difficult for young children and their parents. [/p][p]The JDRF funds research to find better care and ultimately a cure for diabetes. It speaks out on behalf of those who live with the condition. And it provides support for people with type one and their family's.[/p][p]Having been diagnosed with type one in 2013, Alex has had several experiences with the JDRF. They provided an information book which was invaluable in those first horrible days of diagnosis. He also participated in a clinical trial funded by the JDRF. So-called peptides were injected into Alex's blood in the hope that they would slow down the destruction of the insulin producing beta cells in Alex's pancreas. If the trial is successful, it could potentially allow newly diagnosed patients to retain some of their insulin production and be less dependent on injected insulin. More details can be found here: http://www.multipeptide.co.uk/. [/p][p]As well as raise money for JDRF, Alex and Tom would like to demonstrate that type one diabetes should not be an obstacle from achieving one's dreams. Since being diagnosed, Alex has completed ultra-marathons, won a Guiness World Record for the fastest marathon run dressed as an animal, climbed Mont Blanc and more importantly lives an active life on a day-to-day basis. If his example helps any other type one's to become more active then he would be a happy man! More information on living with type one and on Alex's adventures can be found here: www.masteringdiabetes.net[/p][p]We would be very grateful for your donations - no matter how small![/p][p]Alex and Tom.[/p]

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Jun 29, 2016

M & M

Well done Alex

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2016


Sorry its late!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 13, 2016

Kate Fowler

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 11, 2016


Well run!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2016

D Larsson

Amazing determination! Keep going, both of you!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2016


Well done Alex.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2016


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2016

Tony P.

There is the winners reward

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2016


Impressive work, well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2016


alex collins

alex collins

Tom Collins

Tom Collins