Webroster Ltd Wins JDRF Bronze Award for Trans-Pyrenees Bike Ride
Scheduling software provider, Webroster Ltd won a JDRF bronze award last week after raising £1,739.91 for the charity when two members of its team cycled coast to coast across the Pyrenees last year.
Managing Director, Nigel Gittins and Accountant, Roy Brown cycled 420 miles in seven days from Biarritz across the Pyrenees to Argelès-sur-Mer in order to raise money for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) back in June 2013.
Their hard work was recognized at the JDRF East Awards Evening in February where they were delighted to collect a fundraising award.
Webroster strongly supports the JDRF which exists to find the cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. It is the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research and JDRF has been responsible for more than £600 million of direct funding of the most promising and ground breaking type 1 diabetes research around the world. The charity has funded every major breakthrough in type 1 diabetes research in the last 30 years.
Nigel said: “I chose this charity because my nephew Max and a work colleague Olivia’s daughter Sophie were diagnosed type 1 diabetes; a life threatening condition which has altered their daily lives. Max’s pancreas no longer works and therefore has multiple daily injections to help his body process the foods he eats and control his blood sugars. He can go from fit and healthy to very low and dangerously hypo in minutes.
“We are honoured to be able to support the great work that the JDRF do and we would like to thank everyone who sponsored us for the bike ride – it was tough but well worth it!” Nigel continued.
Hannah Roberts, Fundraising Officer from JDRF said: “We are really grateful for Nigel and Roy’s hard work and support. Their brilliant cycling challenge will take us closer to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes, a condition which affects 400,000 people in the UK alone.”