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Our next monthly meeting will be on Wednesday 6th June 2018, at the John Turner Building, Warwick Hospital. It will be a Q&A session with Professor Roger Gadsby MBE, Advisory Panel member with Diabetes UK.

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Chris Askew Visit Chris Askew Visit

In May we were pleased to welcome the Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, Chris Askew, to our meeting.

Chris presented Brenda Gutteridge, a long standing member of Diabetes UK, with the John Macleod medal for living with diabetes for seventy years.

Chris sent an email after the event:

"Many thanks for such a warm welcome this evening and great to see such a strongly supported Group, thanks to your hard work.

I hope the presentation was pitched ok and certainly, it was great to have the chance to talk with people afterwards.

Thank you again and good luck with your ongoing great work in support of Diabetes UK; we’re very grateful!"

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Islet Research Islet Research

Our Group has supported the Islet Research Laboratory in Worcester for several years.

We recently gave a further donation of £4,500.

Islets, which are groups of cells found in the pancreas, sense sugar in blood and release insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes is caused when the body mistakenly destroys these cells, meaning insulin is no longer produced.

By monitoring islet cells closely, the Research Laboratory is hoping to find new ways to treat diabetes patients in the future.

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Quiz Night Quiz Night

Our Quiz Night held at Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club in March raised approximately £600.









 

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Awareness Event Diabetes Awareness Event

Our Group was asked to attend an Awareness event at National Grid H/Q in Warwick.

 

David, Janet and Donna went along, handed out leaflets and answered many questions.

 

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Tesco Big Collection Tesco BIG Collection

BIG Collection at Tesco Warwick on 16/17 September 2017.

We raised £179.00 for Diabetes UK.

Photo shows our display stand and Janet with her bucket!






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Stoneleigh Male Voice Choir Stoneleigh Male Voice Choir

A special fund raising concert was held at St Francis of Assisi Church in Kenilworth featuring the Stoneleigh Male Voice Choir, together with Stoneleigh Ladies Choir.

The event raised more than £3,200.

For more images of this event, please click here.

 

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Under Diabetes UK’s “Adopt a Project” scheme, our group support the work of the Islet Cell Research Laboratory in Worcester. Donations made so far exceed £40,000.

A similar sum has also been donated to diabetes research.

 

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