This coming June bank holiday weekend, Diabetes Ireland needs your support. We are asking you to complete a 10KM walk, run or cycle. Whether you do it at once, spread it over the weekend or split it with family and friends, the impact is the same. The funds you raise will go towards supporting people with diabetes who need help today, particularly during these unprecedented times.
COVID-19 Impact on People with Diabetes
Your health is the most important thing and as you know, people with diabetes are in the high-risk category for COVID-19. Having diabetes causes the body to raise glucose levels during times of illness or stress which makes it more difficult to fight infection, hence people with diabetes have an increased risk of moderate or severe illness. For more information, visit our COVID-19 hub.
COVID-19 Impact on Diabetes Ireland
The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Diabetes Ireland hard. The current situation is stark – by the end of June, Diabetes Ireland will have an income shortfall of €500,000 euros. In light of falling income, and to help protect the future of Diabetes Ireland, all of our administration, health promotion and care centre staff, from the CEO down agreed to accept salary reductions and are continuing to keep our helpline and online platforms open each day so we can support members of our diabetes community.
We now need to make up these losses so we can effectively plan to reopen Diabetes Ireland in order to deliver our full range of services once again. With the pending easing of restrictions, we are currently working towards developing plans to reopen our Care Centres, restart our education programmes and fully support our helpline and online platforms. We have had to make some very difficult decisions, but we’re doing everything we can to protect the future of Diabetes Ireland and get it back on its feet. We need your invaluable support more than ever – will you help us today?
Sign Up for the 10KM June Weekend Challenge
In order to sign up for the challenge, please complete the registration form below. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation of registration email from us with details on how to set up your fundraising page on Just Giving If you have any questions, contact us on 01 8428118 or email [email protected]
Share your Success on Social Media
Over the June bank holiday weekend, let us know how you are getting on – are you walking, running or cycling? Are you taking on the challenge yourself or with family? Post your pictures on social media and tag us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn – don’t forget to use our hashtag #DonateToDiabetes.
Alternatively, email your pictures to [email protected] and we will share them for you.
Best of luck and thank you for your support.
Diabetes Ireland supporting its community for over 50 years.
Diabetes Ireland will not be liable for injury to any participant or any loss or damage suffered by any party arising out of or in any way connected with this challenge.