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Frome mum will climb mountains for son

A FROME mum will be climbing the UK’s three biggest mountains in 24 hours, in a bid to raise money for charity and awareness of diabetes. 

Emily Brice with her four-year old son Ozzy Wardell, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2021.

Emily Brice is raising money for the charity, Diabetes UK, by taking part in the National Three Peaks Challenge on 27th May, which will see her tackle Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and finishing with Snowdon in Wales.  

She also hopes to raise awareness of ‘juvenile type 1 diabetes’, a condition that her son, Ozzy Wardell (who turns four this week on 12th May), lives with. 

“In April of 2021, exactly 21 days before his third birthday, my beautiful boy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,” said Emily. “Like a bolt out of the blue it shot me straight in the heart and our life was turned on its head. The bravery and tenacity that Ozzy has shown throughout all this, and will no doubt continue to show, is unfathomable. Diabetes is a lifelong, life-changing condition and our journey is only just beginning.  

“I am hoping I can raise awareness and much needed funds for this life-changing autoimmune disease. Please give as generously as you can. If you can’t spare anything then I implore you to educate yourself on diabetes.” 

Accompanying Emily on her epic challenge is her aunt, Jacqui Winner, whose daughter Sammi was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was a teenager.  

To support Emily and donate to Diabetes UK, visit the website: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bricers  

To find out more about diabetes, visit the Diabetes UK website: www.diabetes.org.uk

 

One Response to Frome mum will climb mountains for son

  1. Christine Dew

    May 25, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Good luck Emily I hope you enjoy the challenge. Christine and Bob Dew

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