Teacher’s sugar rush to the finishing line
Teacher Alexandra Bedwin will be running for the Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF.
Alex, aged 28, is a reception/Year 1 teacher at East Claydon School, where children joined in a fundraising breakfast, raising over £60 for the charity.
Alex, who lives in Aylesbury, will be joined by more than 190 JDRF runners who aim to raise over £400,000 to support Type 1 diabetes research.
Alex said: “JDRF is a charity close to my family’s heart. When my cousin’s son was just 18 months old, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and is now subject to regular injections.
“I have taught children with Type 1 diabetes in the past and am fully aware of how much it impacts upon their daily lives and want to do my bit to help find a cure.”
For the past seven months, Alex has been training in sun, wind, rain, snow and sleet.
Despite a setback last month, when she injured her hip, she is now back in training after expert help from a physiotherapist.