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Fun Run Donation to Diabetes

Fun run donation 2015

Organisers of this year’s George Eliot Hospital ‘Fun run’ presented a cheque for £2,143 to the Diabetes team last week.

George Eliot Hospital held its third 5km fun walk, jog or run event on Sunday 28 June 2015 to support diabetes patients. Serious runners competed against pushchair walkers and dedicated dogs this year at this fantastic family event. The event promoted walking and running as good ways to keep healthy and have fun.

Funds raised from this third Fun Run will benefit George Eliot Hospital’s Diabetes iDEA Fund (integrated Diabetes Education and Academic Research Centre) to further develop research into Diabetes and to educate patients and their families with Diabetes.

Diabetes affects 1 in 20 people in our local community. That is at least 10,000 people. The award winning Diabetes team at the George Eliot aim to reduce new cases of diabetes in our local community, develop research into the condition and to improve the care of patients with diabetes, to reduce complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure.

If you want to run for exercise and need a bit of motivation, why not check out the NHS Couch to 5km training plan.

Mr Raj Reddy, Clinical Director and head of the Fun Run organising groups, said: “We had an excellent turnout this year and would like to thank everyone again who took part and helped to make the event such a success.“

"The money raised will be supporting people with Diabetes in our local community.”

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