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Ascencia ascends to raise awareness for diabetes

Ascencia Ascends to Raise Awareness for Diabetes

Climbers in the mist on the way up Ben Nevis and below at the summit. Left to right Ben Letcher, Robert Gilkes, Richard Wrighte, Catherine Kulle, Ros Barker, Talwinder Nagra, Nicholas Cull, Catriona Rasman, Phil Shaffner, Neeraj Kibe. Photos Katie Taylor.

Staff from Ascensia Diabetes Care have raised funds to support Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF by taking on the mighty Three Peaks Challenge. The climbers consisted of 33 people taking on three peaks in 24 hours, total of 42km horizontal distance and 3000 vertical metres. Together they ascended the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales encompassing Ben Nevis, the Scottish peak in the Highlands and highest mountain in the UK, Scafell Pike in Cumbria, and Snowdon in north Wales. It’s a big ask for even the most seasoned hiker.

The team from Ascensia Diabetes Care took part in the challenge to show their commitment to the diabetes community and raise funds to support much needed research for Type 1 diabetes. Ascensia Diabetes Care was recently established in 2016 as a global specialist diabetes care company, after Panasonic Healthcare Holdings acquired Bayer Diabetes Care and set it up as a new stand-alone business.

Elie Kelpie, Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager at JDRF in the UK said of the undertaking, “We’re delighted the team from Ascensia Diabetes Care is raising funds for JDRF and are very grateful for their stellar efforts. Their commitment to this fantastic fundraising challenge and to the diabetes community is admirable and will help JDRF support Type 1 diabetes research.”
Ros Barker, Country Head UK, Ascensia Diabetes Care added, “As a team, we are very excited about doing this trek and hope we can exceed our fundraising target for this crucial organization that we have worked with for many years. We are delighted to be supporting JDRF and hope our efforts can help make a difference for people with type 1 diabetes.”

This news item first appeared in Desang Diabetes Magazine, our free-to-receive digital journal. We cover diabetes news, diabetes management equipment (diabetes kit) and news about food suitable for a diabetic diet. Go to the top of this page to sign up – we just need your email address.

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