Wendy Watkins

One Walk London 2024

We're stronger together

I’m taking part in One Walk London to help raise money to fund life-changing research and make a difference to the lives of people affected by type 1!

400,000+ people are currently living with type 1 diabetes in the UK, and with your support and your generous donations, we can fund JDRF UK’s important work towards finding a cure. Here are just a few examples of what your money can do...

Every £10 could help run a research laboratory for 10 minutes - bringing us 10 minutes closer to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Every £25 could pay for an hour of research nurse support for someone involved in a clinical trial, which could ultimately lead to the next big breakthrough. Without this support, there would be no trial.

Every £50 could enable a scientist to use lasers for two hours, allowing them to study the immune cells at the heart of type 1, monitoring the success of clinical trials and further improving knowledge into type 1.

Thank you for your support, whatever you donate is really appreciated. Together, we can help JDRF to eradicate type 1 diabetes!

My Achievements

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My Updates

Yes, Lily still has Type 1 Diabetes!

Monday 20th May
Only a couple of months away from 2 years of living with Type 1 Diabetes, Lily is also approaching the milestone of leaving primary and moving onto her next adventure of secondary school. She is thriving and she is more positive than ever. 

Since I ran 13 miles for Lily, scientists have moved forward with trials on primates to show that when islet cell (those that produce insulin) transplants are successful, diabetes shows signs of being cured. MASSIVE NEWS!! 

BUT, this is expensive to develop and there’s just not enough money to fund the research and development at the rate the diabetic world needs. A CURE could be possible. And WE CAN HELP. 

JDRF are a leading world charity that helps to fund the trials and developments in diabetic research. And this is why on June 22nd, Lily, Henry, Alfie, Dave and I will be walking 10km all together to raise money for JDFR, and spread even more awareness of what it means to live with Type 1 Diabetes. 

I know many of you have already donated so generously last year to Diabetes UK, but Lily is still living with this exhausting condition, so it is with no shame that I am her mum fighting her corner and shouting out again….PLEASE DONATE and help us make a difference. 

Your support last year was invaluable in giving Lily confidence knowing that you are all thinking of her.

Thank you. I love you all lots just for getting this far, and reading the next part of our story. Xx

Thank you to my Sponsors





Helen Ryan

Well done Team Watkins !



Good luck ! X


Joy & Chris

Well done all of you. Go family!


Suzy & Eva

Go on Team Watkins! Thinking about you all today. What a beautiful day for a beautiful bunch! Such a great cause!



Well done Watkins Crew! Cheering you all on. Love from the Holmes’ x



We love you all and so proud of you x x x x x


Lizzie And James

Well done….It’s such an important cause. Proud of you all xxx


Gwendoline Taylor

You should never feel bad when you are fundraising for something which is so important to all the family xxx


Jethro , Kelly & Adriana Wenham

Well done , keep up the amazing fund raising



Great work with your fundraising


Laura Gilmore

Go Wendy!



Good luck lovely Watkins Family! Love from Grace & family XX


Lia, George, Demi & Vasileios

We’re very proud of Lily and love you all lots!


Haigh Family

From one T1D family to another ❤️


Robert, Nic And Harrison X

Keep being awesome x


The Daysx

Lily you are a ⭐️💗 Will be thinking of you all every step of the way! The DaysX



Good luck from Chloe!


Jackie Hill

Well done Wendy sending all our love to all xxxx


Rose Smith

All the best Lily!!! Love from Jess xo




Freddie Mcgrath

Good luck Wendz!


Bruce Williams

Good luck on your walk Wendy and family!


Clover And Arden


Cat & Boys X


Fiona Garcia



Adri, Rich, Andrew, Valen, Santi

Great Cause! You guys are a super family ❤️


Gemma Rogers

Best of luck on your walk Family Watkins! And we'll done Wendo for continuing to raise funds and awareness xx


Johanna Jonsdottir

Good luck Wendy!


Ali And Hudson

Welldone! for doing the walk and for raising so much money for such a great cause xxx


Lisa Smith

Good luck lovely


Archana, Rana, Keya And Syon Xx

Go Lily and family!! You guys rock. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn more about Diabetes and its pathway to better times. Loads of love to you all xxx


Suzy And Eva

Had to get it over the line…