Mark World Diabetes Day and take part in sponsored walk

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TAKE in the sights of London and raise money for a diabetes charity.

Diabetes UK is marking World Diabetes Day 2012 by organising a walk across London’s most iconic bridges.

The London Bridges Challenge, which takes place on Sunday, November 18, is around eight miles long and takes in landmarks such as the London Eye, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, HMS Belfast and Battersea Park.

The walk starts at Albert Bridge in Chelsea and will follow the course of the Thames, crossing 12 bridges before finishing at Tower Bridge.

Ann Little, senior supporter events manager for Diabetes UK, said: ‘The challenge will be a day full of camaraderie, bringing together friends, family and colleagues who will all be walking for a worthy cause, as well as being able to take in the sights up and down the River Thames.

‘The money raised will help Diabetes UK to make life better for the 3.7m people in the UK with diabetes and the seven million people at high risk.’

There is no minimum sponsorship to take part and walkers will be provided with a map and directions at the registration point.

To find out more email londonbridges@diabetes.org.uk or visit diabetes.org.uk/bridgeschallenge.