Rosemoor hosts walk for Diabetes UK

PUBLISHED: 18:31 13 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:17 17 June 2010

ROSEMOOR, RHS s garden in North Devon, will host an Autumn Colour Sponsored Walk in aid of Diabetes UK on Sunday, October 26.

ROSEMOOR, RHS's garden in North Devon, will host an Autumn Colour Sponsored Walk in aid of Diabetes UK on Sunday, October 26.

Walkers are asked to raise a minimum £10 sponsorship before joining others for a walk between 11am and 4pm, around "a garden of national importance with enchanting gardens and woodlands."

The two-mile walk can be made more challenging by exploring all the other areas of the extensive gardens. There will also be a post-event prize for the best photo of the day.

"As an alternative to running for hours, climbing up mountains or jumping out of planes, our walks offer an alternative and enjoyable way to raise funds for Diabetes UK. They've become increasingly popular over the past few years, especially amongst our young and not so young supporters." explained Sarah Cummins, Diabetes UK South West fundraising manager.

"There are almost 27,000 people with diabetes in Devon. A further 6,000 people are unaware they have the condition and are putting themselves at risk of serious complications such as blindness, stroke, amputation, kidney failure and heart disease.

"In raising funds for Diabetes UK, our walkers will contribute to our research for a cure for diabetes and help us raise awareness of the seriousness of the condition."

For more information or to take part contact Diabetes UK South West (01823) 324007.

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