Jersey resident Chris Palmer will be cycling though the Andes from Argentina to Chile in November to raise funds for Diabetes Jersey.
Chris’ son Matthew was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was aged 12. This was a huge event for our family and life changing for Matthew Chris said. The support we received at the time from the local hospital was excellent and the ongoing support from the Jersey Diabetes centre superb. We know from our experience how important it is for those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their families to receive help and support at diagnosis and ongoing throughout their lives.
Chris decided to take part in the Cycle Across the Andes event to raise funds for Diabetes Jersey in recognition for the support Matthew has received and to help others with the same condition.
During the past weeks Chris has been training with the Jersey cycle group Jersey Rouleurs. Its been a lot of fun Chris said, I can only hope that I’ve done enough training! I leave Jersey in mid November and fly to San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina where the ride starts and I should be home by mid December. It should be a great experience and an opportunity to raise funds for a very worthy cause.
Donations can be made on Chris’ JustGiving page which can be found using the following link. All funds raised go to Diabetes Jersey and no-one working for the charity receives salary.