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JDRF’s One Night In

11 Feb 2021

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One Night In

This time 100 years ago Frederick Banting and his lab partners would have been on the verge of the largest breakthrough in type 1 diabetes history – the discovery of insulin. Throughout 2021 JDRF are marking the centenary with an array of special events and activities.

You’re cordially invited to #JDRFOneNightIn

We are delighted to invite you to our virtual Special Event – JDRF’s One Night In – taking place on Thursday 11 February 2021 between 8-9pm.

Join us from the comfort of your own home, where our live Host will take you through what promises to be a truly entertaining and inspiring evening, whilst raising money to support type 1 diabetes research.

What’s included

Tickets are £25 per household and can include as many people as you like (or that are allowed, depending on Government guidelines at the time), and includes:

  • Entry into a Champagne bottle draw (valid for ticket buyers 18+ and for ticket sales until 4 February as the bottle will be sent to the winning household for the event)
  • Bespoke entertainment from special celebrity performers (see below)
  • An array of fundraising activities including a prize draw, online auction and pledge moment

A never before seen performance from classical cross-over girl group, Ida






As seen on BBC ONE, Ida formed whilst on the London Production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Princess Ida. Hailed as a ‘supergroup’ by Musical Theatre Review, the girls went straight into the Classical Charts with their critically acclaimed album ‘Believe’. ​Described as ‘Breathtaking’ by Official London Theatre, these four stunning sopranos bring you a collection of re-worked operatic arias, chart-topping hits and musical theatre favourites.  Between them they have performed alongside Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe (Classic FM single), Russell Watson, Rhydian, Kerry Ellis, LSO (The Proms on Thames) G4 (2016,17 and 18 tour) Kiri Te Kanawa and BBC Friday Night is Music Night alongside John Owen Jones.

An exclusive DJ set from Marcel Somerville




Marcel is a TV personality, presenter, rapper, music producer and DJ who’s known for being a finalist in season three of ITV’s hit show Love Island. Marcel first found fame in hip hop group Blazin’ Squad and the group had seven top 10 hits. He is also the founder of record label Dmode.  He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was rushed to A&E with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) after his fiancée Rebecca Viera called an ambulance when he collapsed at their home in June 2020.  Marcel: “Like many people I didn’t know about type 1 before being diagnosed with it at the hospital where NHS staff saved my life. I’m grateful for all the vital work JDRF does to support children and adults newly diagnosed to help them and their families adjust to this life-changing condition. He continues: “I’m delighted to support JDRF’s One Night In, it will be a fun night for all while raising much needed funds for world leading medical research to accelerate breakthroughs for advanced treatments and to ultimately create a world without type 1 diabetes by finding the cure.”

Buy ticket

Head over to our Givergy Fundraising Website to buy your household ticket today.

Can you help…

Our online auction will go live at the start of February and we love giving our supporters the opportunity to bid on a range of fantastic prizes whilst raising essential funds to support type 1 diabetes research. If you are able to help us by donating an auction prize, please email the team at specialevents@jdrf.org.uk

Contact us

If you have any questions about JDRF’s One Night In, we’d love to hear from you. Please email specialevents@jdrf.org.uk

Thank you for your support, together we will create a world without type 1 diabetes.

Other ways to get involved

The JDRF 100 Challenge

Celebrate 100 years of insulin! We’re asking you to dream up a challenge involving the number 100 that you can complete within or across 100 days.

Learn more