Lydia Warrilow - Head of Regional Fundraising
I will be thrilled when a cure is found for type 1 diabetes knowing that in the future many would be spared the heartache experienced when a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is made. Our work will be done! I support Birmingham City Football Club and have a fear of birds!!
Susannah Collier - Development Manager (South, East and London)
I am incredibly motivated to help cure type 1. I am addicted to a variety of different types of tea (my current favourite is a toss-up between Liquorice Allsorts flavoured Earl Grey and popcorn green tea) and I love walking my dog on Wimbledon Common.
Hannah Roberts - Senior Fundraiser (London and East)
A cure would mean that all of our lovely supporters will have a better quality of life and will not have to worry about daily injections. I have taken part in many adrenalin filled activities to raise money for charity, from bungee jumping to training and taking part in a charity boxing match!
Ilsen Cafer - Regional Fundraiser (London)
Making a difference has always been important to me, and I'm honoured to be part of a cause that strives to find the cure, fund significant research and improve the lives of people with type 1. I love working with our wonderful supporters and am inspired by their dedication.
Celia Joseph - Regional Fundraiser (East of England)
It is fantastic to be part of an organisation who are seeking a cure for type 1 – it makes my job worthwhile. When not working I enjoy life in the countryside with a menagerie of animals and watching my daughters compete in showjumping.
Lee Newman - Development Manager (Midlands, West and Wales)
To find a cure for type 1 would make such a difference to so many people - I would be very proud to have played some part in making that happen. When I'm not entertaining my two sons playing with trains, dinosaurs or being a superhero I enjoy listening to electronic music and visiting art galleries.
Jayme Balossino - Regional Fundraiser (Midlands)
I feel inspired by all the amazing people who are so devoted to helping us find the cure and I'm honoured to be part of the organisation seeking to make this happen. I'm originally from Italy, I love food, and, in my spare time, I'm captain of Birmingham's National Volleyball League team.
Danielle Angell - Senior Fundraiser (Wales)
A cure would mean everything to me, after meeting so many wonderful people having to live with type 1 diabetes through no fault of their own, and who are so dedicated and committed to helping us find the cure. I am a Welsh speaker and in my spare time I enjoy running!
Ally Colton - Regional Fundraiser (South West)
Watching a friend's child grow up with type 1 has shown me the impact a diagnosis has on the whole family. I am proud to work for JDRF who are dedicated to finding a cure. I spend weekends watching my husband and son play in a Green Day Tribute band.
Nicki Gerrard - Senior Fundraiser (South)
Finding the cure for type 1 would simply mean everything. I’m really proud to work for JDRF knowing that I’m part of a global team working towards the cure every day. In my spare time you’ll find me running after my non-stop toddler!
Sue Perrin - Regional Fundraising Coordinator (South)
JDRF's fabulous supporters are a dedicated bunch, and I love hearing about some of the completely crazy things they do to raise funds because finding the cure is the most important thing to them. I’m looking forward to joining in their celebrations one day.
Chris Normington - Development Manager (North)
The cure for type 1 would mean more people having the opportunity to do all the things they want in life. I love raising money and take on at least one fundraising challenge a year. In my spare time I go mountain biking, drive my VW camper and volunteer!
Jude Sutton - Regional Fundraiser (North West)
Following the diagnosis of my twins Amelie and Albie with type 1, I have been passionate about fundraising and finding a cure. They are so happy I am now working for JDRF as they think I will be the one finding the cure! I have recently taken up triathlons, and love a challenge.
Sadie Munro - Regional Fundraiser (Yorkshire, Humber and Anglia, and North East)
One of my favourite parts of this job is meeting lots of lovely people who are also so dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 and making people's lives better. I absolutely love animals and in my spare time I volunteer at a rescue and rehabilitation centre for horses.
Alastair Brookes - Development Manager (Scotland)
A cure for type 1 diabetes would mean the families I come into contact with would not have to face the worry about what the future will hold for their children. Their children would be able to realise all their dreams with no restrictions. It would be a fantastic achievement.
Catriona Morrice - Senior Regional Fundraiser (Scotland)
My partner was diagnosed nearly 10 years ago with type 1 and a cure would mean everything to us. I can’t wait for the day when everyone living with type 1 can throw away their insulin pumps/pens and forget about carb counting and never look back! I’m a qualified gymnastics coaching assistant.
Holly Davies - Senior Regional Fundraiser (Central Scotland)
I have type 1, diagnosed in 1997. A cure would mean an end to the constant thinking, adjusting, calculating, measuring, worrying stress that is a part of every person with type 1's life. My blood glucose control was never so good as when I was pregnant with my son.
Claire Douglas - Regional Fundraiser (Scotland)
I have several family members affected by type 1 so I am really excited to be part of a team that is working hard towards finding a cure. A world without type 1 would be amazing. I am a crazy cat lady and volunteer at a local animal shelter.
Carol Kennedy - Fundraising Coordinator (Scotland)
Having been a volunteer for five years I understand and respect what JDRF are doing to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. I feel very lucky to have two beautiful daughters who do not have type 1. This is my chance to help others less fortunate.
Marie Greenham - National Events Manager
I have a friend who was diagnosed with type 1 when she was in her 50s, and to help on the journey to find a cure means the world to me. I have a background in international sports events, hospitality and brand activation, and am half German.
Esi Christopher - Special Events Coordinator
Spurred by my family connection to diabetes, I enjoy my role helping to produce events that support research into type 1. Since working for JDRF I have been touched by the passion, determination and generosity of our supporters. Outside work I can normally be found at a Gymbox dance class.
Rebecca Tomlinson - Senior Challenge and Sports Fundraising Manager
It's an exciting time in the Challenge Events team at JDRF. We have lots of plans for the future – so watch this space. My love for sports also tends to take up my free time and I regularly take part in crazy running and cycling events, the next one being an Ultra-marathon.
Luan Roberts - Senior Challenge Events Fundraiser
JDRF is a wonderful charity to work for, and I feel privileged to be a part of a fantastic team that are working tirelessly to find a cure. It would mean changing the lives of so many people and I want to help in any way by raising money through the running events I manage.
Alice Smith - Challenge Events Fundraiser
I look after all our major cycling and trekking events as well as any other crazy challenges you choose to put your name down for. JDRF is a fantastic charity with fantastic supporters and it’s with thanks to you that we can continue to fund research into type 1 diabetes.
Eleanor Kelpie - Senior Corporate, Trusts and Major Donors Manager
Having grown up around type 1 diabetes in my family, it means a lot to me to be working within a charity that is doing such great research into the condition. I'm proud to be part of a charity that is working so tirelessly to improve the lives of people with type 1.
Duncan Grant - Corporate Account Manager
Growing up with my mum as a doctor, from a young age I have always been inspired by advances in medical research. Seeking for a cure for type 1 is a goal that I feel privileged to be able to contribute towards. I used to be a professional bagpipe player, and am a DJ and music producer.
Helen Mannion - Philanthropic Partnerships Manager
I am delighted to work with a truly passionate and dedicated team that care deeply about people affected by type 1 diabetes. I want to do everything I can to help bring the cure closer. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my three daughters.
Rob Grover - Senior Trusts Fundraiser
I know the constant attention people with type 1 have to give to looking after themselves. A cure would transform their lives and their family's lives. I am hugely impressed with the ground breaking work of our researchers. I started skiing again five years ago after a 40 year gap.
Kris Wood - Senior Corporate Fundraiser
I was diagnosed with type 1 in 2012 at the age of 25 and started working for JDRF shortly after. Seeing first hand all the research developments gives me huge optimism about the future and meeting so many inspirational people and families motivates me to help create a world without type 1.
Lisa Williams - Head of Donor Marketing
Before joining JDRF, I didn't have many close connections to type 1, but working with colleagues affected by the condition has really shown me the importance of finding a cure. Anything I can do to make that day closer is an extremely motivating reason to come to work every day.
Hayley Perez - Senior Direct Marketing Officer
I’ve seen first-hand the impact type 1 diabetes can have and I know the best way to help is through research. It’s great to be part of the JDRF team, working together to find the cure that will change so many lives.
Ruthie Whiter - Direct Marketing Officer
I have a couple of family friends who have type 1 and I know how much a cure would change their lives. I love being able to help this research progress in a small way.
Kolpona Begum - Donor Development Coordinator
I want to be a part of something big and contribute to something life changing. I want to see a day where type 1 diabetes is a thing of the past and then be able to say I was a part of it. I'm optimistic that day is going to be soon.
Katharine Salmons - Fundraising Administrator
Although I don't have a personal connection to type 1, I understand what a cure would mean for all those who are affected by it. It's wonderful to be a part of a team that helps fund research. I'm a recent psychology graduate who loves baking, going to gigs and playing flute and saxophone!