Mum challenges herself for charity

PUBLISHED: 18:00 23 September 2011

Donna Weeks with Martin Green from Brunel Ford.

Donna Weeks with Martin Green from Brunel Ford.

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A MOTHER of two has raised more than £1,582 after completing the Bristol half marathon in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Donna Weeks, aged 35, of Elborough Village in Weston, has a nine-year-old son, Senna, who was diagnosed with type-one diabetes, three years ago.

Donna said: “The implications for the long-term health of type-one diabetes sufferers are quite dramatic and JDRF uses every penny it receives to fund its research in the hope it will lead to a cure.

“I have done lots of fundraising for the charity, but the half marathon was by far my biggest undertaking. I have never been a runner so committing to the half-marathon was a huge personal challenge.”

Donna has raised more than £1,582 from friends, family and businesses who have sponsored her, with Brunel Ford contributing a further £200 to boost Donna’s efforts.

Martin Green, general manager at Brunel Ford said: “JDRF is a really important charity, and one which Ford has been supporting for many years. We’ve all been so impressed by Donna and her determination to raise the charity’s profile.”

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