Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon


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Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page.[/p][p]FINALLY!!!!!!! I have been applying to get into the London Marathon every year since I was 18 not only because I like running, but also to see if I could complete it so I could tick it off my bucket list. The main reasons for me wanting to take on this challenge are to prove to myself and others that living with T1 Diabetes doesn’t stop me achieving and also now to be a role model to my daughter who has been recently diagnosed.[/p][p]I have been T1 Diabetic for nearly 21 years and to our horror, in February 2020- right at the beginning of the first national lockdown, our 4-year-old daughter (now 5) was diagnosed with T1D. The last year has been incredibly tough for the whole family but she has been an absolute star throughout. Of course, she has her down days but I think any T1D would say they have them too. We have more good days than bad. She has just had her diaversary (1 year being diabetic) for which she requested a unicorn cake! (see photo)[/p][p]JDRF were there at the very start of this journey and will always remain a very important charity to our family. Whilst in hospital, our daughter received her JDRF teddy bear (Rufus). She loves the bear and made sure it was always by her side whilst having to do the glucose checks and injections. I believe it has been in her bed from day one and is the teddy that remains present every night (unlike other cuddly toys that get demoted or replaced!). [/p][p]The resources provided by JDRF at diagnosis were invaluable to us as ‘terrified’ parents and I couldn’t think of a better charity to run for.[/p][p]Given that no two days are the same (in terms of managing the condition), taking on this challenge is not going to be easy! Training will involve meticulous planning of carbohydrates consumed, insulin administered and constant blood glucose adjusting to ensure my body is fit to run.[/p][p]I once heard someone compare T1D to having an additional full-time job. This job is 24/7, you never get a day off and you constantly have to be on top of your game even though some days you really can’t be bothered. [/p][p]That said, I am determined to complete the challenge and show my daughter that it can be done- I’m completing this as much for her as I am for myself. I may not complete it in the time I had hoped to all those years ago however I’ll give it my best shot for JDRF.[/p][p]I really appreciate all of your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]
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Jun 23, 2021

Jen Hutchinson

Best of luck Scott!!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2021

Barry Ingram

Great cause and close to me being T1D to and having two young kids.. Best of luck with the marathon..


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Jun 21, 2021


My daughter also diagnosed with T1D at 4 years old. She's now 9. Little superstars aren't they 🙂 All the best for the marathon, keep those dextrose tablets to hand 👍

May 21, 2021

Ross Mabie

Good luck and best wishes!


May 11, 2021


All the best Scott


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2021



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 8, 2021


All the Best mate. TEAM MR TOBY


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 30, 2021


Using your determination it took to get in I have no doubt you will do well, all the best


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 26, 2021


Go Scott! Good luck from all at Proserv.


Mar 5, 2021

Tina Jerrard

Good luck Scott


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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