Kent-based pension company, Portafina, are leading the cause in raising funds and awareness about diabetes.
Diabetes affects over four million people in the UK, and it is something that the managing director of Portafina, Mr. Jamie Smith Thompson, feels strongly about. Jamie Smith Thompson’s daughter has type one diabetes, so he knows how debilitating the condition can be and how much it can affect a person’s life. Now, Portafina has joined with diabetes charity JDRF, and are making it their mission to help raise awareness and funds to develop research and treatment of the disease.
JDRF is a leading funder of research into type one diabetes, and are hopeful that one day there may be a cure. Yet without the help of the public, that could be a long way into the future. With one in 17 people likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, it is an issue that may affect us all in some way.
Diabetes is a disease that affects how well the body regulates glucose levels. Type one diabetes is a chronic condition where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, leading to high levels of blood sugar that over time can have a serious effect on the other organs. Type two diabetes is where the body does not use insulin in the way it normally should. While type two diabetes can sometimes be kept in check through a healthy lifestyle, type one brings more serious health problems.
Type one diabetes is rarer than type two, and it is thought that there are approximately 20,000 children under fifteen years of age who are dealing with type one diabetes.
That is why Portafina and JDRF are committed to gaining more support from the wider communities, who perhaps do not know the full extent of how the condition affects people.
Portafina is a growing business that is using its public presence and social media to get the message out there and has planned some fund-raising events to get more people interested in raising awareness for the cause.
Some of the recent fund-raising events included a Ride to Cure Diabetes 2018, where Portafina staff raised over £1000. Yet, more support and funds are needed, and donations can still be made on Portafina’s Just Giving page.
Diabetes is a cause that is close to the heart of Portafina, and they are asking for support in every way. If you have any suggestions or feel you can support the cause, then please contact them using social media, such as their LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channels.
Portafina are asking for your help in supporting this worthy cause, so if you can spare a moment of your time, please visit their social media and fundraising pages and donate, or share the cause on your own social media pages.
It is through word of mouth, the generosity of the internet and public communities, as well as the tireless effort of fundraisers that one day we will see an end to this debilitating condition.
Find Portafina online now, and see how you can play a part in supporting the fight against diabetes. You can contact Portafina via Facebook or via the company’s additional social media pages. Connect with Portafina Linked In, Portafina Youtube, or follow @Portafina UK on Twitter.