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The Patrons’ Club

Supporting pioneering research into type 1 diabetes, our Patrons’ Club offers a unique route to shape the future for people living with this complex condition.

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JDRF Patrons are a special group of some of our most generous supporters. Patrons’ gifts are a key part of changing life with type 1 diabetes across the UK.

Join our Patrons’ Club by making an entry level gift of £5,000, or more if you are able.

Your gift can support our overall mission or it can be directed to fund a particular project or a specific researcher whose work inspires you.

Being part of a shared vision

As a Patron, we offer you exclusive opportunities to see and feel the impact of your generosity. These include:

  • Invitations to inspiring Patrons’ Club research events where you can hear first-hand from world renowned researchers and JDRF leadership
  • Tailored publications, such as our Type 1 Discovery magazine, filled with the latest news, features, research and technology updates
  • Regular Patrons’ Club e-Newsletters, informing you about significant research breakthroughs and policy development
  • Opportunities to meet like-minded Patrons who share your vision.

Our main research pathways are:

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A photo down a microscope of beta cell regeneration.

Cure research

Cure research is all about looking for a way to reverse type 1 diabetes.

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A scientist in the lab working on novel insulins as part of treatment research for type 1 diabetes

Treatment research

Treatment research is about making sure the lives of people with type 1 diabetes are as healthy and hassle-free as possible until we find the cure.

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Type 1 diabetes prevention research

Prevention research

Prevention research looks to the future. This research is focused on working out who is at risk of developing type 1 diabetes and finding a way to prevent them developing the condition.

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Contact us

To learn more about JDRF’s Patrons’ Club and discuss how you can get involved, please contact JDRF’s Philanthropy Team

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Adele Claase

Head of Philanthropy

Mobile: 0790 8155 605

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Rachel Clark

Philanthropy Manager

Mobile: 07908 155 480

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