Coventry Diabetes UK Group Shoe Event
- 17 June 2019
- Group News
On the day nearly all our volunteers turned up, despite issue with the trains both from London and Birmingham. We spoke to 6 Coventry City Councillors and the Lord Mayor. We gave an interview to a local volunteer radio station, Hilz FM. BBC Cov and Warks gave us a shout out too. We spoke to over 200 people around town and in Broadgate and we gave out around 200 Know Your Risk leaflets, so lets hope many of those who took a leaflet will do their own individual risk assessment and possibly avoid the condition.Conversations were had and the shoes were a great conversation starter. We spoke to people with diabetes who were not aware that amputations were related to the condition so they were encouraged to look after themselves and take action if required to reduce their risk of complications. Members of the CCG who joined us were encouraging people to sign up to the Desmond education programme too.
We did pack up slightly earlier than planned due to torrential rain and soggy boxes but all in all a very successful day.and a good time was had by all. In total we raised £299.39.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped out on the day. We could not do it without you.