LETTERS: Sheffield, we desperately need Diabetes UK London Marathon Runners

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Diabetes UK is urging people who have got a place in the London Marathon ballot to help the charity raise much-needed funds.

Most places in the London Marathon are offered by ballot, with successful applicants then deciding which of their favourite charities they will run for. We are urging those successful runners who got a place to select Diabetes UK. This will help us to care for, connect, and campaign alongside even more people living with diabetes as we continue our work to prevent and, one day, cure the condition currently affecting 3.9 million people.

All runners who join the Diabetes UK team will receive a branded vest complete with personalised lettering, crazy hair, a fundraising toolkit, online support, training tips, and will be invited to our post-event cooldown party, complete with massage therapists.

If you applied and didn’t get a ballot place, we have places in the Brighton Marathon, Edinburgh Marathon and even the Berlin Marathon.

Or if you want to tackle something shorter, there are 5ks, 10ks and half marathons all over the UK you can enter to support us – or get a place yourself and then fundraise for us.

If you would like to run for Diabetes UK, then contact the events fundraising team on 0345 1232399 or email events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk

Lara Dobson

Regional Fundraising Manager, Diabetes UK