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North End Support JDRF

20 August 2013

Last Saturday, Preston North End continued to show their charitable side by welcoming Karl Griffith, and his son Indi, to the match against MK Dons.

Karl and seven-year-old Indi were collecting for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, who fund research to cure and prevent Type1 Diabetes. Indi suffers from the condition himself and wanted to collect as much money as he could to help find a cure. 

He and his dad managed to raise £309.98 and €1 from the game, this amount will help to fund around five hours of research into a cure for Diabetes and it will be a massive help to the foundation. 

Speaking of the day, Karl said “I’d like to thank everyone at PNE for making us feel so welcome and supporting us on the day.”

He added: “We were blown away by the helpfulness of everyone at PNE and the warm welcome we received. Clearly everyone was busy and had a job to focus on but the way we were treated was a credit to PNE.” 

It won’t be long before the two of them are back at Deepdale, with Indi being a big North End fan himself, they will be cheering the team on from the stands. 

On his son, he said: “My son is over the moon that PNE allowed us to collect funds on his behalf for JDRF.

“He must be the only seven-year-old who wants to go back to school, as he wants to tell all of his class mates how his favourite football team supported him! It’s made his summer.” 

The charity is aiming to help improve lives until they find a cure, and the foundation is totally focused on Type1 diabetes, and it is even being run by people with Type1. 

This collection may only seem a small contribution but it is a step in the right direction to improving treatment and finding a cure for Type1 diabetes.  

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