Megan abseils to raise type 1 diabetes awareness
Our fundraisers getting ready to abseil.
Megan “managed brilliantly”
Despite difficult times at school and through her A-levels Megan went on to receive an unconditional offer at De Montfort University- in Leicester.
Megan’s father Simon said: “Megan managed brilliantly with type 1 diabetes, doing her best to enjoy uni life and not letting it get it in the way! Even in the pandemic she absolutely excelled in her studies, graduating with a first-class honours degree and is now studying for her Masters.
Megan added: “Thanks to the team at Torbay Hospital, my diabetes care team and my friends and family I have achieved great things that I am very proud of working in the field of dance for disability and community practice and with New Adventures dance company. I’ve begun my MA in dance research and hope to continue to advocate for disabled people across the country.”
The Spinnaker Tower abseil is from a height of 170 metres (552 feet), offering breath-taking 23-mile views over Portsmouth Harbour, the city, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight. More than £4,000 has been raised so far on this abseil.
DRWF Head of Community Fundraising Tim Green praised Megan and Simon for their DRWF fundraising: “We rely on voluntary fundraising as we don’t receive any government funding, the charity is always looking for people willing to take on a challenge. It can be anything from a coffee morning or dress down day at work to something like the Spinnaker Challenge. We have places available on 2nd October for the next abseil. Please get in touch with us if you would like to get involved with the charity by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.”