Friend and grandad inspire teen’s triathlon in Grantham

Hannah Armson, right, was partly inspired to fund-raise for Diabetes UK by her friend, Jasmine Slater, left. Both are students at Walton Girls' Sixth Form.
Hannah Armson, right, was partly inspired to fund-raise for Diabetes UK by her friend, Jasmine Slater, left. Both are students at Walton Girls' Sixth Form.
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A 17-year-old girl has been inspired to complete Grantham triathlon in aid of Diabetes UK, following the diagnoses of both her friend and grandad.

It is not the first time Hannah Armson has completed the 400m swim, 18km cycle and 5km run, but having successfully raised hundreds of pounds for Water Aid, this time she is swimming, cycling and running for a cause particularly close to her heart.

The student from Walton Girls’ Sixth Form explained: “My close friend has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and my grandad has got type 2. They deal with it everyday, and I’m just hoping to raise some money and help increase awareness and understanding of diabetes.”

Hannah who lives in Long Bennington, has been training for the event which takes place at the Grantham Meres Leisure Centre on May 10.

She added: “Last year I felt really proud to be among those competing and fund-raising. I’m looking forward to doing it again this year.”

Hannah is currently looking for sponsors, as she is able to advertise a company for a donation. She has also created a JustGiving page where you can donate at www.justgiving.com/Hannah-Armson1/

You can also donate by texting JTXT90 followed by the donation amount to 70070. For example to donate a £1 text JTXT90 £1 to 70070.