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JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The British Racing Drivers Club is staging a fund raising Track Day at Silverstone on Monday 26 July (alongside the BRDC Members Track Day) to support Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Experienced racing drivers will take passengers on four lap rides around the new circuit at near racing speeds.

Space is allocated for ten cars with the aim to provide a minimum of 100 passenger rides, each contributing a minimum of £200 towards this charity.

This is a charity very close to the hearts of BRDC Members Stuart Graham & David Yates and they ask fellow BRDC Members for maximum support and also to seek out fund contributing passengers.

For more information on the track day and to book your driver, car and lap please contact Hannah Scott at hscott@jdrf.org.uk or on 020 7713 2030.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) exists to find the cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. Type 1 diabetes currently affects about 350,000 people in the UK alone, over 25,000 of whom are children. It is a chronic, life-threatening condition that has a life long impact on those diagnosed with it and their families. Children and adults with type 1 diabetes rely on multiple injections or pump infusions of insulin every day just to stay alive. As the leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research worldwide, JDRF internationally has supported, at least in part, every major breakthrough in the past 30 years.

Hannah Scott, Regional Development Manager for JDRF in Greater London said: “We are delighted to be asked to join the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) for a fund raising day on the new Grand Prix Circuit at Silverstone. Thanks to the BRDC and Silverstone, this Track Day offers a fantastic opportunity to support JDRF’s work to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.”

As well as funding groundbreaking research, JDRF also offers information and support for people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and their families. They do this through:

• a free resource KIDSAC which aims to equip parents with information regarding type 1 diabetes whilst reducing the sense of isolation felt by the child after diagnosis by providing them with Rufus the Bear who has type 1 diabetes. 
• JDRF’s School’s Pack helps schools understand more about type 1 diabetes, helping them to share this knowledge through our ready-made lesson plans, which encourage peer support for the child in class. 
• Type 1 Discovery Days are held regionally throughout the year across the UK. These allow parents and children to meet with each other in a relaxed and informal setting, with the opportunity to hear about the latest research developments from JDRF.

Thank you for your support and joining JDRF in finding the cure.

For more information on JDRF please visit www.jdrf.org.uk

 

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