My son Oliver has been insulin dependent since 6 years old, despite being an extremely difficult condition to manage, we are grateful to have the NHS and we do not have to worry about the cost of diabetes supplies.
In 2017, for my 40th birthday, we visited The Dream Trust diabetes clinic in Nagpur, India, which is The Pendsey Trusts partner clinic – they treat anyone who has Type 1 Diabetes without discrimination of age, gender, caste (social class), sexuality or other demographic, including the ability to pay.
We met many young people who do not have access to insulin and as a result, their lives are at immediate risk. Despite the clinic’s best efforts and dedication of the staff and volunteers, resources are limited and the clinic receives no public funding.
The Pendsey Trust has a sustainable solution; families in the UK can cover immediate medical costs of a young person, alongside the charity funding education, business start-ups and vocational training which allows these children and young people to have a sustainable future despite T1D (Type 1 Diabetes).
The Pendsey Trust has many success stories, check out the facebook page www.facebook.com/thependseytrust and see how their approach breaks the cycle of poverty and addresses gender inequality.
Please join me in donating or raising money throughout the month of June, I would love to raise enough to send 5 children to school at cost £40 each. I have seen for myself the difference this will make in the life of a young person and how it will enable them to have the same life experiences as my son.
If you can donate, I really appreciate it and believe me, every penny donated gets through to the children as Pendsey Trust is run entirely by volunteers.
If you can’t afford to donate please share this fundraiser as every share can generate as much as £11.