Kristian and Lauren tackle Ben Nevis for Type 1 Diabetes Research

Climb for Type 1 - Ben Nevis

400,000 people currently live with type 1 diabetes in the UK and we want to play our part in changing that.

Our world was turned upside down in November 2023 when our eldest daughter, Alys, aged 3, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

We are joining Team JDRF for Climb 1 For Type 1: Ben Nevis on Saturday 17 August. We’ll be hiking knowing we are helping make a difference to the lives of people living with type 1, including Alys.

JDRF UK fund world-class research that one day will cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications. JDRF also support the type 1 community and campaign for broader access to life-changing treatments. Their collaborations with the best researchers in the world have led to new developments in diabetes technology and treatment. 

Please can you help me smash our fundraising target of £600? With your support and your generous donations, we can fund JDRF UK’s important work. Just £20 could help towards the next big breakthrough. Whatever you can donate, it is really appreciated.

Together, we can help JDRF towards its vision of a world without type 1 diabetes.

Thank you so much. Lots of love, Kristian, Lauren, Alys and Eleri x

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Nanna And Gramps


James Llewellyn

You’ve got this guys !!


Brian And Theresa Hughes

Good luck both of you. You'll both smash it. Xxx


Peter Nicholson

Good luck for the climb and big hug for Alys



Good Luck you will smash it. Love you lots Mam and James xx


Beverley Bridgeman


Michele Baker

Good luck both 💖😘xxx


Dave The Dentist

Good luck with the climb.


Joshua Davies

Good luck both! Love Josh and Jess



Good luck guys


Janet Evans


Beth, Matt&boys Xx

Good luck and enjoy. Ben Nevis is beautiful. Sending lots of love to the gorgeous Alys ❤️



All the best Kristian and Lauren! You are all so amazing, such a life changing diagnosis! Karen and Ellen (and hugs from Benji and Wesley) xx


Sian Jones

Pob lwc to you both- you’ll be amazing!


Chris Davies

Any support you need that we can provide, we will be there xx


Jo Warner

Good luck to you all. All the mountain walking we made Lauren do in school is finally put to good use!


Ann Collins

Big hugs to you all xxx


Sue Voisey

Good luck 🤞


Sarah Jayne

Good luck 🤞🏼


Sarah Fligelstone

All the best for your climb! Alys is lucky to have such a fab support team. Love Sarah Flig x


Sheelagh Rogers

Good luck!


Jane Morgan

What a brave little girl you have and what amazing parents you've been in supporting Alys through this. Good luck with your fundraising and the climb. X


Anwen Hopkins

Wow good luck!


Anj Holmes

Good luck both xx


Rebecca Tsim


Alison Phillips

Good luck x


Jess Fletcher

Wishing you both luck every step of the way!


Lauren Wright


Carli Gosztola

Good luck to you two are truly an inspiration to your beautiful girls❤❤



Glad to support an amazing family and beautiful Alys xx


Sandra Hooper


Sonia Turner

Good luck both. You’ve obviously done lots of research into Type 1 Diabetes which helps to deal with th e condition. However, when it’s your child it’s a different ball game but you are doing amazing and Alys will adapt as she grows with the constant support from her Parents and her Family .


Zairah Buller

Good luck guys!! Hope it goes well! X


Kira Roosmalen


Sarah Freeman

Good luck- a great cause


Elinor Robinson

Good luck both ! Such an amazing cause 🤍


Helen Parsons

Good luck with the climb and for the last 6 months, Alys is an amazing little girl and you guys are incredible parents.x


Rhiannon Collins


Pamela Andrews


Sarah Evans

Good luck both , you will smash it I’m sure 💪x


Linda Madge

Good luck guys


Roxanne Mort

Your girls will be so proud! Wishing you all the best!



Good luck to you both. Alys is such a brave little girl xx


Phoebe Jones

Well done guys!! Such an amazing thing to do! You’re absolutely awesome ❤️xxx


Lisa Rigby


Lottie Bowen

Good luck to you both!


Sophie Needs

Alys is such a credit to you all she's a stunning little human and so so brave. Me and naiyah love her lots xxx