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Be a #TypeOnesie

Wear your onesie to stand out and stand up to type 1.

Whether you're at work, school or home, join thousands of others across the country to raise awareness and money to help create a world without type 1 diabetes.

Get your school or work to plan a day of onesie wearing, events and activities to raise awareness and money.

If you're a parent, you could write a letter to your school council – we've created a template letter to help you.

Download our template letter for your school

More ways to fundraise

Schools or work can charge £2 to each to wear their onesie for the day. Just imagine sitting at your desk all cosy in your comforts…it’s a win-win situation. We’ve even got our own onesies you can buy, thanks to Onesie Warehouse who’ll give £5 for every order.

Put on a cake sale

This is the perfect time to show off your baking skills and raise money to support our type 1 diabetes research.  Bring on the cake compliments!

Organise a quiz

Charge each person or team a fee to take part and how a quiz at home or in your local pub/hall. The winners get a prize and the money your raise will help us create a world without type 1 diabetes. Go on…everyone loves a quiz!


Be a #TypeOnesie

Tools to help you fundraise

Our fundraising guide gives you lots of ideas and information about holding a #TypeOnesie event.

You can download the fundraising guide by clicking here.

You might also like to use these tools to help you promote your event and fundraise:

  • Use our pre-event or post-event press release templates to get your fundraising efforts in the local press. Don’t forget to follow up with a call once you’ve sent them your press release
  • We have a two template posters to promote your event in your local area. Download them here and here
  • Tell people why you’re being a #TypeOnesie by printing out and wearing this cause card

You may have seen our onesie competition in your local clinic. Click here to read the terms and conditions.

How you'll help to create world without type 1

Your fundraising will help support the hundreds of  type 1 diabetes research projects we’re currently funding. One of the research projects we are funding is around beta cell encapsulation, which involves putting insulin-producing beta cells in a protective barrier and implanting them beneath the skin. They will then sense a person’s glucose levels and produce the right amount of insulin as needed, while the barrier shields them from the body’s autoimmune attack that initially triggered the onset of type 1.

Find out more about our encapsulation research.