Media Release

Team QEH Diabetes Team fundraising at GEAR

There’s not much running experience between five members of Team QEH Diabetes but they are ready to fundraise at the Asda Foundation 10k Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) next month.

Stacy Metcalfe and Vicki Brindle ran it quite a few years ago but for Elizabeth Laws, Sarah Jordan and Natasha Salawu it is uncharted territory!

The five women’s efforts on Sunday, May 6, will raise money for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Diabetes Charitable Fund, with their total earmarked to help local people living with diabetes.

Mrs Metcalfe said: “The team is passionate about supporting local people living with diabetes to live the life they wish to live.

“To support this we put on group events which require external venues and resources.  Additionally, if people are really struggling with their diabetes control we can use continuous blood glucose monitoring to support improving it.

“Unfortunately, we do not have a budget for these and so we are putting ourselves through the pain of running to raise money for such items.

“Physical activity is crucial in diabetes management and thus, as Team QEH Diabetes, how could we not do a physical activity challenge!”

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teamqehdiabetes or there will be a charity bucket at reception of the West Wing outpatient department at QEH.

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Photo caption: Back (from left) – Natasha Salawu, Vicki Brindle, Elizabeth Laws; front – Stacy Metcalfe and Sarah Jordan.

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