Three generations to step out to raise cash for diabetes charity

THREE generations of a family touched by diabetes are putting their walking shoes on to raise funds to help battle the disease.

Alan and Jean Rush, their son Steven, 39, his wife Claire, and their grandson Hudson, are all set to step out for Diabetes UK Cymru??ôs Walk The Extra Mile event in Cardiff??ôs Sophia Gardens tomorrow.

The family are doing the walk to raise money for the charity after Alan was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a year ago. Alan, Jean, Steven and Claire will all be walking the two-mile route while Hudson, nine months, will enjoy being in his pushchair.

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They will be joined by Alan??ôs daughter Tracy Roderick, 37, and her children Sophie, 14, and Thomas, 10.

???We decided to sign up for the walk as my father-in-law Alan was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago,??? said financial adviser Claire. ???When he was diagnosed none of us knew anything about diabetes and we learnt a lot through Diabetes UK.???

The family will be taking part in the walk on the first day of Diabetes Week 2010. It starts at 11am. To sign up, call 029 2066 8276, or visit the fundraising section on the website http://www.diabetes.org.uk/wales

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by Jessica Flynn, South Wales Echo

Jun 12, 10 • Diabetes Support Blog