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!!
Hannah Roberts - Development Manager (South, East and London)
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.
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.
Miranda Burdett - Regional Fundraiser (Wales)
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2013, and am delighted to be working for JDRF as a fundraiser. I am in awe of the innovative research that is currently being funded by our fabulous supporters. My two guinea pigs, Pecan and Pepper, keep me company in work as I am home-based!
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.
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 Henderson - 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.
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.
Tom Borrett - Challenge and Sports Events Coordinator
I help to organise and deliver challenge and sports events. Through my sporting career I have met athletes who consistently deal with the challenges of type 1 diabetes while competing at a high level. This inspires to aid with the eradication of type 1 diabetes by working with and for this incredible cause.
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.
Rob Grover - Trusts Manager
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.
Katie Hepworth - Head of Individual Giving
Finding a cure would be life-changing for so many people. I'm motivated by being part of that life changing work. I play the violin in an orchestra, sing in a choir and love to travel. One day I'll get to Antarctica!
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.
Jess Broad - Special Events Manager
Whilst I do not have a personal connection to type 1, working at JDRF has shown me the impact of the condition on those living with type 1 as well as their families. I have met so many passionate and dedicated supporters who inspire me to do my job. I am proud to work for an organisation that is funding such incredible research with the aim to find the cure.
Lorraine Sartain - Regional Fundraiser, London
I remember how at 7 years old my childhood best friend with type 1 had to deal with hypos and injecting herself with insulin every day. Now working at JDRF I am delighted to be a part of raising awareness and funds for research so that a cure can be found. If I wasn’t working in the charity sector I would be a food taster or critic – I could literally talk about food all day!
Sophie Lizra - Challenge Events Coordinator
I am incredibly proud to be part of an organisation where everyone is devoted to finding a cure for Type 1. It would mean the world to the people living with Type 1, and their families.The part of my job I love most is working with supporters and helping them to achieve their fundraising goals.
Michelle Frost - Fundraising Coordinator (Scotland)
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 6 years old. A cure would completely change my life and millions of others. Until that day comes, I think it's so important to live life to the fullest and never let diabetes hold you back! For me, that means travelling the world, taking part in crazy sporting challenges and completing a doctorate degree.