Published: 18 February 2015

Xperience Group is taking on the world’s biggest assault course in a bid to raise £1000 to support the leading diabetes charity, Diabetes UK.

Employees from Xperience Group are taking on the Rat Race Dirty Weekend challenge at Burghley House on 9th May 2015, which will include 200 obstacles, over a 20 mile course. Xparience Group have set themselves the target of raising £1000 for the charity Diabetes UK and are asking for those able to offer support to donate here.

Neil Slater, General Manager at Xperience Group, comments, “We’re supporting this cause, as Diabetes affects some of our employee’s children. Everyone within Xperience Group has shown their support and determination to raise money for Diabetes UK, with a quarter the £1000 target coming from staff donations staff. By taking on this challenge we hope to inspire others to campaign for change and support Diabetes UK.”

The latest figures, produced by Diabetes UK show that people are dying unnecessarily early due to poor care. Simon O’Neill, Director of Health Intelligence at Diabetes UK, said: “…we need to bring an end to the postcode lottery of diabetes care. People with diabetes should have a right to expect good quality healthcare wherever they live but this is not happening at the moment.”

Diabetes – The Facts

• There are over 3.8 million people in the UK living with diabetes.
• Of those 3.8 million people with diabetes, an estimated 630,000 people have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.
• It is predicted that by 2030 there will be over 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes.
• Diabetes is a common life-long health condition that can lead to various complications, including blindness, heart disease, nerve damage, stroke and in extreme cases, it can lead to death.
• There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
• Diabetes is the world’s fastest growing health threat.

Those who have diabetes, cannot make proper use of the glucose the body produces, leading to a build-up in the blood. This is due to the pancreas not producing insulin, or not enough insulin, that helps glucose enter the body’s cells, where it is used as fuel for energy so we can work and play.

About Diabetes UK

They are the UK’s leading diabetes charity and the largest charitable funder of diabetes research, with over 300,000 supporters nationwide. They work with over 6,500 volunteers in a bid to raise awareness, funds and campaign for change and greater support.

Please support Diabetes UK here.

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