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Gill and Sarah set to 'Hike Snowdon'

23 June 2021


Our Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses will be joining colleagues from across the region to ‘Hike Snowdon’ this weekend to raise money to support the local network and the families of young people with diabetes.

Gill and Sarah stand about two metres apart on a raised grassed area at the side of our hospital.

On Saturday, 26 June, Sister Gillian Macgregor-Linnett and Sister Sarah Shreeve from the James Paget will head to Snowdon – also known as Yr Wyddfa – Wales’ highest mountain, to climb the 3,560 feet (1,085 metres) to the summit.

They will hike with other members of The East of England Children and Young Peoples’ Diabetes Network, and a group of young people with Type 1 diabetes and their families, to raise money to support the work of the network, 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.

Gill and Sarah are gathering sponsorship for their hike and, if you would like to support their efforts, you can make a donation via their online fundraising page.

Gill and Sarah say; “We would like to thank you in advance for your support. It has been an extremely difficult year for so many people in so many ways, but as restrictions lift, so do our spirits. We are putting our absolute all into this challenge - the only way is up... literally!”