East of England Games, Addenbrooke’s Paediatric Diabetes Network

The Paediatric Diabetes Network (part of Addenbrooke’s Hospital) will be holding their first East of England games on 29 August in Cambridge. There will be 17 teams of 30 children of all ages will have the chance to take part in a range of events showcasing their sporting talents – from running the 100m to welly wanging, there really is something for everyone! Rufus the Bear will also be popping along to take on Lenny the Lion in the Mascot Race, along with an appearance from one of the official London 2012 Olympic torches.

This event is aimed primarily at children with Type 1 diabetes. Children will be split into three age groups for the event: under 7s, 7 – 11 years and 12 – 16 years. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt (in their team’s colours) and a medal at the end of the day to celebrate their achievements.

If you live in the East of England: Please contact your local Diabetes Specialist Nurse for more details about how you can get involved in the day. If you want to join the JDRF team*: We are pleased to announce that we will be having a JDRF team, led by JDRF staff members Hannah Roberts and Simon Mitchell. We have 30 spaces available, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more contact Hannah Roberts at hroberts@jdrf.org.uk or on 020 7713 2030.

If you would like to volunteer: The age limit for this event is 16 years old, however we are accepting volunteers on the day. Please contact Hannah Roberts (contact details above) if you would like to get involved.

*Please note children will remain the sole responsibility of their parents/grandparents during the event and JDRF are not able to provide travel to the venue.

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