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LIVING

Steve adds: "Neither of us knew

about diabetes, in any form. We

had heard of it, but that was about

it. Hugo had always been a slender

child, so we put this down to him

being active and sporty and the thirst

down to it being a hot summer. The

diagnosis was a shock but we quickly

got on the case - we weren't going to

take it lying down! We're constantly

looking at what is out there, asking

if we should be looking at smart

pens, looking at different sensors

and more."

While technology plays an

important part in the management

of Hugo's Type 1, Steve and Sally

believe in the power of research to

bring about better treatments, and

eventually a cure.

Steve and Sally were introduced

to JDRF and the world of type 1

research when Hugo was being

cared for by the Countess of Chester

Hospital. Sally explains: "Hugo was

given a KIDSAC that contained

Rufus the bear. That bear helped

us all a lot, especially Hugo, who

gave a short tutorial to his fellow

classmates about diabetes. The pack

was so useful that we looked JDRF

up and then, 12 months after Hugo's

diagnosis, we approached the charity

about making a donation."

Steve and Sally have a long history

of philanthropic giving. In 2001

Steve founded the Steve Morgan

Foundation to support projects

that help children and families,

people with physical or learning

disabilities, the elderly, or those that

are socially disadvantaged in North

Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire.

Since its launch, the Foundation

has committed assets of £300m to

charities and supported over 2,000

grants, which have benefitted more

than three million people.

"Four years ago, we donated £3m

to JDRF," says Steve. "I wanted it to go

directly into research. We followed

through with subsequent grants.

We've never, ever just sat back and

written cheques. We don't want what

we donate to end up being swallowed

up by the administration costs, we

want it to go directly to where it's

needed. In this case to finding a cure

for Type I diabetes."

The latest donation of £50m will

be directed into three main avenues

of research. Over the next five

years the partnership will challenge

scientists to come up with pioneering

There's so much to

do, to remember,

to consider and

even carry about

with you.

~ Sally Morgan

research ideas focussing on new

insulins, treatments to stop the

immune system's attack on insulinmaking beta

cells and treatments to

rescue and replace beta cells.

"When we told Hugo about the

£50m donation, he just burst into

tears and gave Steve a huge hug,"

says Sally. "It showed the size of what

he has to deal with on a day-to-day

basis due to his type 1 diabetes."

The scale of the donation and

ambitions of the Type 1 Diabetes

Grand Challenge will allow the

partnership to make bigger strides

forward in the search for more

effective treatments and eventually

a cure, giving everyone with type

1 hope that in the future type 1

diabetes won't be the continuous

burden that it currently is.

"It would be in our wildest dreams

to get a cure at the end of these

five years," says Steve. "It's probably

unlikely, but what it will do is bring

forward the day when we get a cure."

www.diabetes.org.uk/

grandchallenge

www.jdrf.org.uk/race-for-a-cure

www.stevemorganfoundation.

org.uk

Hugo Morgan in JDRF t-shirt.

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