Falkirk fans putting the boot into type 1 diabetes

By March 27, 2020

Before the final whistle sounded for the football season, Falkirk FC helped raise over £500 for JDRF giving a real boost to the charity that has had to curb its fundraising activities because of COVID-19.

As the Bairns took on Peterhead earlier this month 13 JDRF volunteers took collection buckets to The Falkirk Stadium, with charitable fans putting their hands in their pockets to help the charity, which is funding research into a cure for type 1 diabetes.

The charity has been an official partner with the football club for over a year now, holding awareness days both sponsored by JDRF major donor Richard Logan who is also a loyal supporter of the club.

Carol Kennedy Regional Fundraiser for JDRF, said:

“We are grateful to the support the club and fans have shown JDRF.

“As a charity we rely on fundraising into helping us on our mission to find a cure so we can put an end to type 1 diabetes once and for all. Ever since insulin was first discovered a century ago, research and technology has evolved and we are committed to finding a cure.”

Kieran Koszary, Commercial Director at Falkirk FC, added:

“As a club we are extremely proud of our partnership with JDRF and were delighted to assist raising awareness and also generating funds to continue the excellent research it continues to carry out.  We look forward to the Falkirk family supporting JDRF for many years to come”.

Type 1 diabetes can hit anyone at any age and has a life-long impact on those diagnosed. The condition occurs when, for reasons not yet fully understood, the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Type 1 diabetes is not linked to lifestyle factors.

JDRF funds research into type 1 diabetes, research which will one day find the cure for the 30,000 people in Scotland living with the condition.