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Fundraising: No mountain high enough – for Sugarbuddies as they climb Mount Snowdon in aid of DRWF

Fundraising: No mountain high enough – for Sugarbuddies as they climb Mount Snowdon in aid of DRWF

Hampshire-based diabetes support group take on hiking challenge and raise £2,790.

Published: Jul 24, 2018
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Members of the Hampshire-based diabetes support group Sugarbuddies recently raised £2,790.91 for DRWF as they reached the summit of Mount Snowdon.

The hiking challenge saw members of the group scale the heights of the highest peak in Wales – at 1,085m above sea level.

The Sugarbuddies team taking on the Mount Snowdon challenge included people living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as some of their friends, family and healthcare professionals.

The Sugarbuddies group ahead of their their fundraising hike

Clad in red DRWF t-shirts the group began their day at 9.30am in sweltering hot conditions and took the Llanberis Path, eventually reaching their mountain top destination in good spirits, happy to have achieved their goal. 

Members of the group who were unable to climb were able to take the Mountain Railway line to meet the rest of the team at the peak.

In preparation for this challenge Sugarbuddies members went on a number of walking weekends together.

Celebrating at the summit of Mount Snowdon

Sugarbuddies is a peer-to-peer support group for adults who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Their aim is to offer friendly and understanding support in all the range of challenges facing them day-to-day.

DRWF relies on voluntary income and donations from fundraising events and challenges, such as this to raise the funds which we commit to awareness, educational support programmes and research funding awards.

Karen Scott, DRWF Community Fundraiser, said: “Thank you to the Sugarbuddies team for their amazing efforts. Their contribution allows us to continue our work supporting people with diabetes and investing in much needed research.”

Support the Sugarbuddies team by making a donation on their JustGiving page
Find out more about fundraising for DRWF here
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