AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD Hopeman schoolgirl has embarked on a gruelling challenge that she hopes will raise awareness of childhood onset diabetes.
Laura Campbell was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes – but rather than dwell on her bad fortune, set out to learn as much as possible about her condition and to do all she could to help other sufferers.
Dad Alex said that his plucky daughter wanted to raise awareness of diabetes – and in true fashion set about researching information on the condition.
He told insideMoray: “She found out that 3800 kids in Scotland are diagnosed with Type 1 – so she decided to cycle 0.1miles for each and every one of them throughout November.
“That is an average of 13 miles each and every day and she is doing this on an exercise bike set up in our conservatory. Two more bikes were added to allow family and friends to cycle with her for moral support.”
Day in, day out through the month Laura has been hitting the pedals – now she can see the finish line with Wednesday finally bringing a close to her massive fundraising bid.
Alex said: “Laura set a target of raising £200 in sponsorship for the Moray Diabetes Group – thanks to the amazing donations so far ‘Laura’s 380 Miles’ has raised just under £500 which will be used to take a group of kids on a fun day out.”
People can visit Laura on her fundraising Facebook Page.