In many places worldwide, those with Type 1 diabetes still die needlessly because they cannot afford the insulin they need to stay alive. Without access to an NHS, this lifesaving drug can cost up to two thirds of a poor family’s income.
The Pendsey Trust was established in 2013 and aims to provide access to educational scholarships for those affected by Type 1 diabetes in such countries in the hope that this will enable these individuals to enter employment and afford the medical care they need to survive.
We also aim to educate those in developed countries about the challenges faced by these individuals by providing information via social media and by speaking at schools, universities and to interested groups.
The Pendsey Trust aims to provide such individuals with the chance of a healthy sustainable future by working alongside local partners who provide free insulin to offer educational scholarships. It costs just £40 to send a child to school for a year, or £60 to train a young woman as a tailor, allowing her to set up a small business. Such opportunities offer individuals the skills to enter employment to support their own medical costs, ending dependency on aid and even giving them a chance to give back to others with diabetes.
Help us change the lives of those with Type 1 diabetes in desperate need forever.