Over the years The Carling Group businesses have supported many Charities, events and individuals however, this year, for the first time, we have decided to nominate a Charity Partner for the Year, which will focus our efforts and create a larger impact.
Our first Charity Partner of the Year is JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity. JDRF fund type 1 diabetes research to improve lives and one day eradicate the condition for good. In early 2019 The Carling Group directors, Graeme and Leanne’s daughter, Blaire, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and this has compelled the team to support JDRF…it is great to be able to support such a worthy cause.
In October 2019, Leanne and Graeme completed a grueling 400km cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia and raised much needed funds for JDRF. In February 2020 Graeme began a month long trek to Mera Peak in the Himalayas, the highest treking peak in the World, however due to Coronovirus his trip was frustratingly cut short only three days from the summit.
The company have supported many other charities over the years including Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park, CHAS, Macmillan Cancer Support.