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Burntwood mum taking on ten marathons in a year to raise money for diabetes research charity

A Burntwood mum is bidding to complete 10 marathons in a year to raise £5,000 to help research into the condition that affects her daughter’s life.

Jayne Whitehouse, 43, will take on the challenge on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Jayne Whitehouse and her daughter Faith

Jayne Whitehouse and her daughter Faith

Her daughter Faith, aged 13, was diagnosed with the condition when she was just a toddler – and now a decade on, Jayne has marked the anniversary with her 10 for 10 anniversary.

Jayne, a legal secretary with Keelys Solicitors in Lichfield, said: “It’s the toughest physical challenge I’ve ever taken on, but I’m feeling positive to complete it and do as much as I can to hopefully one day find a cure for this condition.”

She said she hoped the challenge would also help highlight the effect Type 1 diabetes has on sufferers and their families.

“It’s about going to your child’s bedside in the middle of the night so many times to prick fingers, give insulin injections and make them eat as they sleep and this becomes as much routine as brushing your teeth or eating breakfast,” she said.

People can support Jayne’s fundraising efforts via her Justgiving page.

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