A BRADFORD health campaign has gained a massive boost from one of Britain's top Olympic heroes.

Five-times rowing gold medal winner, Sir Steve Redgrave, CBE has sent a message of support, endorsing the Bradford Beating Diabetes (BBD) project, run by NHS Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG.)

In his message, he describes the innovative and pro-active campaign as “wonderful and potentially life-changing” and says it could set an example for others to follow.

Sir Steve, who was himself diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1997, has become the source of inspiration for many with the condition, and when he heard of the Bradford project he sent the hard-working team a ringing endorsement.

He said: "Bradford Beating Diabetes is a wonderful and potentially life-changing campaign."

GP lead for long-term conditions at Bradford City CCG Dr Muhammad Adeel Iqbal said: “To have Sir Steve Redgrave endorse the BBD campaign is wonderful, a real boost for all of us involved and we are honoured to have his backing."