A JDRF One Walk was held in Robe on November 5. 

The JDRF One Walk is a day for the type 1 diabetes community to come together and celebrate raising funds and awareness to turn type one into type none.

After a fresh cool morning Robe put on a glorious sunny day for their first ever JDRF One Walk and supporters arrived in droves to walk the 4km round trip to the Obelisk.

Families and many furry friends in support of loved ones with type 1 diabetes travelled from Keith, Millicent, Kingston, Naracoorte, Penola, Beachport, Adelaide and Victoria.

JDRF in SA development manager Tamara Aitchison said: “Thank you to local resident Jodi Keane for organising a great event on behalf of daughter Maya and her many wonderful volunteers that helped pull it all together.

“The event has now raised over $6700 to assist JDRF’s mission – to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

“Although the walk to the Obelisk may have been challenging at times everyone made it back smiling.

“A big thanks to the Surf Life Saving Club and Lions Club of Robe for all of the preparations for the barbecue as well as Robe Foodland for sausages, a barbecue was enjoyed by all at lunchtime. The many children then got to enjoy time on the jumping castle and having their faces painted.

“A special thanks to the Robe District Council and Mayor Riseley for the support of the day and the many wonderful local businesses who donated to the raffle.

“It was particularly special to see one of JDRF Trial participants in the audience, our youngest type 1 child, Emma just 4 years old from Keith in attendance with her family and local resident of Robe Eleanor who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 45 years.

“Robe you definitely engaged an entire community. Well done to all involved and thank you.”