John McGlashan College pupils (from left) Toby Hope (17), Jacob Cotton (17) and Mitchell Park (18) completed the Greenstone Caples loop and the Hollyford track in three days to raise funds for diabetes research and the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIENThe day has come when nearly everyone knows someone who has diabetes. John McGlashan College pupils Toby Hope, Jacob Cotton and Mitchell Park said they all had close family members with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes. The college rewards senior pupils who have participated in a remarkable, challenging, courageous and generous activity with a sterling silver McGlashan Challenge ring - the only jewellery permitted with the school's uniform. But Mitchell said the real reward came from raising more than $3000, which was divided between the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust and the Edor centre.
Source: Otago Daily Times November 14, 2017 16:07 UTC