About Pop 4 Diabetes

Pop 4 Diabetes is a non-profit fundraising organisation that works hard to raise funds for continuing research into finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. As such we are very grateful to our sponsors for their continued support and community spirit. They support us both professionally and financially, so please take the time to learn more about the services the Pop 4 Diabetes Sponsors have to offer.

Beneficiaries of our work have included global charity JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and UK charity Diabetes UK. Each year we support different diabetes related charities. Currently the main drive for Pop 4 Diabetes is to raise funds for JDRF who are pioneering research in to a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Pop 4 Diabetes was started by Iris Board, after her son Shane was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10, Type 1 Diabetes is also known as juvenile Diabetes.

There are a few key people who inspired Iris to create Pop 4 Diabetes, take a look at our Pop 4 Diabetes Inspirations page to read more.

Since 2007 the main event in the Pop 4 Diabetes calendar has been the ‘Pop 4 Diabetes annual ball’ which started at the Marsham Court Hotel in Bournemouth. Due to the success and growth of the event the Charity Dinner had to be moved to a larger venue and in recent years the event has been held in the De Vere suite at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth and various other prestigious hotels in Sandbanks.

Since the first Pop 4 Diabetes Fundraising Dinner in 2007, Pop 4 Diabetes has been very grateful for the support from celebrities such as Kerry Katona, The Honeys, Lembit Opik, Big Brother winner Sam Evans, Big brother twins, Paul Daniels, Steve Brookstein and popular acts from talents shows ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘X-Factor’ and Cbeebies star Chris Jarvis. Other supporters have included stars from Hollyoaks, Eastenders and Coronation Street. Connie Talbot, Hollie steel, 2 Grand, Cheeky girls, Steve Norman from Spandau Ballet and Shelley Preston from Bucks Fizz.

For full details of upcoming events, or to find out how you can help find a cure for diabetes, get in touch and be sure to have a look at our events page to find out what we are up to.