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Ascensia raced to the stones

In early July, Ascensia Diabetes Care UK employees participated in the Dixons Carphone ‘Race to the Stones’, to raise money for Diabetes UK. The ‘Race to the Stones’ is a 100km race across the ancient Ridgeway path, which starts in Watlington, Oxfordshire, passes through the Chilterns and North Wessex Downs in Oxfordshire and Berkshire, before finishing at the 5,000-year-old stone circle in Avebury, Wiltshire. The team’s fundraising target is £5,000 and Ascensia will be matching all donations with their own additional corporate contribution. The money raised will help Diabetes UK in its mission to support the millions of people living with diabetes across the UK.

Ros Barker, Country Head UK and Ireland for Ascensia Diabetes Care, said, “As a company that is dedicated only to diabetes care, we are passionate about making a difference for people with diabetes. That is why we chose to fundraise for Diabetes UK because we want the money to directly help people living with diabetes in the UK. We also wanted to push ourselves in the challenge we took on.”

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