Teacher’s sugar rush to the finishing line

Alex Bedwin
Alex Bedwin

Runners will be taking part in the London Marathon on April 26, to raise money for good causes that are close to their hearts.

Teacher Alexandra Bedwin will be running for the Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF.

I have taught children with Type 1 diabetes and am fully aware of how much it impacts upon their daily lives and want to do my bit to help find a cure.

Alex Bedwin

Alex, aged 28, is a reception/Year 1 teacher at East Claydon School, where children joined in a fundraising breakfast, raising over £60 for the charity.

Alex, who lives in Aylesbury, will be joined by more than 190 JDRF runners who aim to raise over £400,000 to support Type 1 diabetes research.

Alex said: “JDRF is a charity close to my family’s heart. When my cousin’s son was just 18 months old, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and is now subject to regular injections.

“I have taught children with Type 1 diabetes in the past and am fully aware of how much it impacts upon their daily lives and want to do my bit to help find a cure.”

For the past seven months, Alex has been training in sun, wind, rain, snow and sleet.

Despite a setback last month, when she injured her hip, she is now back in training after expert help from a physiotherapist.

See www.justgiving.com/account/yourpages/Alexandra­Bedwin