Victoria Park event raises £25,000 for diabetes charity

PUBLISHED: 13:52 09 October 2012

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, with JDRF mascot Rufus

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, with JDRF mascot Rufus

Sandra Ciampone

Hundreds of people gathered in glourious sunshine in Victoria Park this weekend, raising £25,000 for diabetes charity JDRF.

More than 460 dedicated fundraisers turned out for the 17th annual event, which was opened by MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali, and families of children suffering from the condition.

The money raised is to fund continued research towards eventually finding a cure for the disease.

Ms Ali said: “The work JDRF do is so important, not least to the over 1,000 people right here in Tower Hamlets living with type one diabetes.

“I know that JDRF works hard to tackle type one diabetes. The funds raised will support groundbreaking research to help cure, treat and prevent type one diabetes.”

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