donation to UK diabetes charities JDRF and Diabetes UK.

23

LIVING

We're constantly looking at new

technologies and asking if we should

be looking at smart pens, 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.

The Morgans 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 especially

helped Hugo, he would frequently

use it to practice injections and

explain his condition to teachers

and classmates. Philanthropy is

important to us, so I decided to do

some due diligence into JDRF as a

charity. We liked what we learned

and 12 months after Hugo's diagnosis

we approached the charity about

making a meaningful 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. "We 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 1 diabetes."

The latest donation of £50

million will be directed into three

main avenues of research. Over the

next five years the partnership will

Hugo Morgan in JDRF t-shirt.

challenge scientists to come up with

pioneering research ideas focussing

on new insulins, treatments to

stop the immune system's attack

on insulin-making 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 great big hug,"

says Sally. "It shows the size of what

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

basis due to his Type 1 diabetes. The

donation is for everyone living with

Type 1, it gives us all hope."

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. "If nothing else it

will bring forward that day."

It would be in our

wildest dreams to

get a cure at the

end of these five

years, if nothing

else it will bring

forward that day.

~Steve Morgan

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