Updated: Monday, 22nd December 2014 @ 8:21am

Diabetes UK offer runners final chance to enter Bupa Great Manchester Run

Diabetes UK offer runners final chance to enter Bupa Great Manchester Run

By Helen Le Caplain

Runners who missed the online registration for the Bupa Great Manchester Run can still take part thanks to Diabetes UK.

The Bupa Great Run nominated charity still has a number of places available in the May 20 event.

Participants can join Diabetes UK runner Angela Hendry, 29, who signed up to the run for wife, Dawn, who has had Type 1 diabetes for 25 years.

Angela, from Salford Quays, said: "Dawn has suffered from several complications with her diabetes, including autonomic neuropathy and unconscious hypoglycaemia, when the blood sugar levels become very low whilst she's awake and asleep.

"I wanted to run the Bupa Great Manchester Run to support Dawn, and the millions of other sufferers in the UK, to make more people aware of the seriousness of diabetes."

Kate McKie, the charity's North West fundraising manager, said: "As part of the Diabetes UK team you'll be raising money to provide information and support to local people with diabetes, as well as increasing awareness for those undiagnosed.

“We have plenty of support for our runners, including motivational tips and advice on how to train, as well as fundraising ideas."

To join the team, email northwest.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk or call 0845 1232399.