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Gill and Sarah's Snowdon success

12 July 2021
Our Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses have raised over £900 after joining colleagues from across the region to ‘Hike Snowdon’ at the end of June.
Sarah and Gill, both wearing back packs and hiking clothing, stand arm-in-arm, with their other arms raised, at the top of Snowdon. The ground is rocky and it is misty behind them.
On Saturday 26 June Sister Gillian Macgregor-Linnett and Sister Sarah Shreeve from the James Paget went to Snowdon – also known as Yr Wyddfa – Wales’ highest mountain, to climb the 3,560 feet (1,085 metres) to the summit. And, after successfully hiking to the top, they have raised more than £900 to support The East of England Children and Young Peoples’ Diabetes Network and families of young people with diabetes.
This was part of around £8,000 that was raised in total by the group, which included other members of the Network and young people with Type 1 diabetes and their families.
The funds raised will support network activities, including initiatives to improve the quality of care for children with this type of diabetes, to provide financial assistance to low-income families to enable them to access future events and to fund activities for teenagers living with the condition, to promote their confidence and independence.
Any final donations can be made via their Just Giving page; and Gill and Sarah would like to thank everyone who donated and who supported the hike.