The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

For this weeks my captured moment, I am capturing a whole day.

I have kept meaning to share this picture diary of our London Bridge Challenge with Diabetes UK. It was an incredible day; the weather was well and truly on our side. We had all trekked done to London to raise money for a charity that is not only very close to our heart, but a huge part of our lives.

London Bridge Challenge 2015
I would have never believed that when Jack was diagnosed 5 years ago, we would have been taking part in such a huge event. And that I would have my diabetic child walk 10 miles across London covering 13 bridges. (We in fact did many miles more door to door)

Screen Shot 2015The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

I remember a couple of months ago on Downton Abbey diabetes was mentioned as a death sentence. At the time the statement shook me to the bone. Had our beautiful son been born in another era, without our wonderful NHS and charities like Diabetes UK who pioneer funding and research, then the prognosis would not have been as good.

 

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

So thank god for medical development and these wonderful people who are so committed to improving the health and quality of life of people in the UK. Thanks goodness we do not need insurance to ensure Jack gets his everlasting stream of maintaining saving daily medication.

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes Uk London Bridge Challenge

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

I don’t intend to write reams for this post as I hope the pictures speak for themselves, our little family doing our bit for a wonderful cause, in a beautiful city.

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

And would you believe? I think I have mentioned this before but it still baffles me; our diabetic child breezed through the day, not a problem. Loved taking in the sights of London and enjoyed every minute. Whilst Joe developed a last minute hamstring injury, this caused him to sulk for 8 bridges. He very nearly got thrown off of bridge 3! And by bridge 5 we were all ignoring his sulking. However he quickly recovered at bridge 8 when he needed to run for the ice cream van, the power off ice cream hey?
The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

But I do question if I expected too much of him at 10, maybe our expectations were too high. Next year the boys may stay at home and co-ordinate tweets for us whilst we concentrate on the walking.

But it was a wonderful day, and a great way to raise much-needed funds and awareness for a vital cause

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment
The Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge, My Captured Moment

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14 Comments

  1. 3rd December 2015 / 12:53 pm

    A huge well done to you guys!! Covering such a distance is fantastic! I know exactly what you mean with medical advancement – we can really count ourselves lucky!! #MyCapturedMoment

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd December 2015 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks Heidi, I know people constantly moan about the NHS but they have saved Jacks life that is incredible x

  2. 3rd December 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Thank goodness. Only 100 years ago too! Scary thought. Well done all!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd December 2015 / 8:59 pm

      I know scary in so many ways we are so lucky Helen x

  3. 3rd December 2015 / 4:01 pm

    Wow what wonderful pictures capturing a very special day. Congrats to you all for doing the walk – looks like you had a fab day weather wise for it too, yay!!! Hurrah for the ice-cream van as you say haha; made me giggle.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd December 2015 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks Sammy, we were so lucky the weather was gorgeous so lucky for October x

  4. 3rd December 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Aw Sarah your pictures are wonderful and well done to you all. I am trying to pick out my favourite photo but I just can’t. They capture such a special day for you all xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd December 2015 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks Tracey, I know I cant pick a favourite either I love the first and last as they remind me of our Journey start and end but love the in between for the same reason x

  5. 3rd December 2015 / 8:34 pm

    Well done to you and yours for raising money for such a wonderful charity!
    And what a gorgeous day you had – particularly love that snap of the carousel… and I’m super impressed that a 10 year old managed all that too xx
    #mycapturedmoment

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd December 2015 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks Katie, yes bless him it was probably a little too much but overall it was an amazing day x

  6. 9th December 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Oh Sarah, you’ve captured the day perfectly with all those beautiful pictures. Well done to you all and as you say for such an important and worthwhile cause. It must have been such a shock to you five years ago but now look at you. You are a very impressive family!!! Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      9th December 2015 / 8:30 pm

      Ah thank you Heledd, do you know you just get on with it when faced with these things. And in the grand scheme of thing diabetes is not that bad x

  7. 10th March 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Gorgeous photos and a big well done to your all!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th March 2016 / 10:40 am

      Ah thanks Alison, we were so lucky it was the perfect day, especially for October x

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