Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon


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Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


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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Oct 1, 2021



Sep 20, 2021

Gabriel Tate

Good luck, from Gabe and Giselle x (school friends)


Aug 25, 2021

Sue & Nigel Turner in Taunton

Good luck Scott, you can do this.


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 21, 2021


Good luck Scott, remember to enjoy the experience on the day!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 20, 2021



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 20, 2021

Christine and David

Good luck Scott!


Aug 20, 2021

Claire, Stephen and Holly

Good luck!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 11, 2021

Kay Copping

Good luck Scott, I’ve been type 1 for 59 years, and I hope your daughter gets on well. It’s not easy at an time, but for a young child, it’s mote difficult. take care.


Aug 10, 2021

Lyn Brooks

Good luck Scott. I know your mum well and remember you from riding many moons ago at Croft Farm. Such an inspirational thing you are doing!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2021

Jenna A

Good luck Scott! I don't doubt your training and the event will bring some challenges but for such a worthy cause it will feel worthwhile at the finish line. Wishing you all the luck.


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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