Sarah Jones’ 10 hour rowathon has raised over £4,100 for Diabetes Isle of Man.
Rowing more than 56 miles, Sarah had set out to spend 10 hours on the rowing machine, to represent 10 years since husband Frank was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
On her Just Giving page, she said: ‘It has been a huge life adjustment but since the day he was diagnosed, Frank has not let it beat him. And although I know it gets him down from time to time, he never complains and just gets on with it even though some days I have seen just how hard it can be. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin producing cells. Everyone needs insulin to live and in 2021, we are celebrating 100 years since the discovery of insulin which is still the only effective treatment for people with Type 1 diabetes.’
Sarah added: ‘My aim is to raise as much money as possible for Diabetes Isle of Man (formerly the Manx Diabetic Group), a charity that aims to ensure that everyone on the island impacted by diabetes receives the best care and treatment of their condition.’
So far Sarah has raised £4,175, far surpassing her £1,000 target. You can still donate to her fundraiser here.