Pop 4 Diabetes (P4D) was started by Iris Board in 2007, after her son Shane was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10. It is a not for profit organisation based in Bournemouth & Poole. P4D is fundraising for research into a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Iris started fundraising before launching P4D and in total she has raised over £60,000 for diabetes research. P4D runs a number of events during the year, the main fundraising event in the Pop 4 Diabetes calendar is the 'Pop 4 Diabetes annual ball'. 2016 will be the 10th Anniversary of the ball.