Stradbroke boy raises more than £800 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help fund research into brother's health condition
A boy has walked 100km to raise money for research that could change his brother’s life.
Hugo Last, 10, from Stradbroke, set an initial target of £800 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a charity which conducts research in to type 1 diabetes, which Hugo’s 13-year-old brother suffers from.
Hugo chose the distance of 100km as part of the Virtual One Walk fundraiser over a period of six weeks, and surpassed his target on Saturday, having raised £838.
His mum, Karine Jamme, 43, said: “It was all his idea. One day, he told me he wanted to raise funds and it happened to be a few days before the start of the Virtual One Walk.
“He chose 100km to echo the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.”
After completing the distance, Hugo said: “I can’t believe I did it. Thank you so much to all of the people that have donated and motivated me to carry on.”
You can find Hugo's fundraising page here: https://jdrf1.enthuse.com/pf/hugo-last with thdonations accepted until July 14.