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Bromley brothers raise money for type 1 diabetes through hockey matches

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 August 2018

Now in its third year, the event took place at the Bank of England Sports Club Roehampton. Picture: Hannah Webster

Now in its third year, the event took place at the Bank of England Sports Club Roehampton. Picture: Hannah Webster

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Two Chislehurst brothers who both live with type 1 diabetes recently went head to head in a hockey match to support the work of research charity JDFR.

The Chislehurst brothers went head to head in a hockey match to support the work of research charity JDFR. Picture: Hannah WebsterThe Chislehurst brothers went head to head in a hockey match to support the work of research charity JDFR. Picture: Hannah Webster

Five years ago, Jack Meaning was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 26.

He had no family history of the disease and was otherwise fit and healthy, so the news was unexpected.

Two years later the shock was even greater when Jack’s younger brother Joe was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

The brothers, both keen hockey players, decided to organise a brother-on-brother match, which brought together family and friends to indulge their competitive sibling rivalry and at the same time raise money for a the type 1 diabetes charity.

Now in its third year, the event took place at the Bank of England Sports Club Roehampton. Picture: Hannah WebsterNow in its third year, the event took place at the Bank of England Sports Club Roehampton. Picture: Hannah Webster

The first annual meaning match for JDRF was launched in the summer of 2016.

Now in its third year, the event took place at the Bank of England Sports Club Roehampton on July 14.

Along with the brothers’ challenge, there was also a ladies game in which Alice and Daisy (Jack and Joe’s wives) took on the Bank of England HC.

The challenge saw team Jack take the win with a score of 5-3 after losing the first two years to Joe.

The wives team lost 6-5 to The Bank of England ladies.

So far the event has raised over £1,500 for world class type 1 diabetes research.

The brothers said: “It was a really fantastic day.

“Every year the event grows and it was amazing to see so many people coming together for a common cause - to support JDRF.

“We’ve both seen first-hand the incredible work JDRF do, and we’re so happy to be able to say thank you in this small way.”

Celia Joseph, JDRF’s senior fundraiser for London and the East of England, said: “Congratulations to Jack and Joe for organising another brilliant event.

“Without the amazing support from people like them and their families, JDRF would not be able to fund world class type 1 diabetes research here in the UK.

“We really appreciate them taking on this fundraising and for helping us to #tackle type 1.”

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