December 19-February 2020 Newsletter



December - January  2020

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In the Community.

We are pencilling in a few future events, but Alison is being selective until things are back to normal. We have been invited to attend the Sikh Union Vasakhi event at Memorial Park on 10th May, we hope to be able to attend this year. Alison has been invited to work with Warwick Medical School (WMS) to help improve the understanding of diabetes for the junior doctors of the future. WMS would like to expand their pool of patient representatives so if you think you might be interested please let Alison know. We have had confirmation that they would like to host the Shoe display with a bucket collection sometime during the summer. Volunteers wanted.

Raising Awareness

Alison and Roger attended a Well Being Event for the residents of HMP Stafford in January. We spoke to 47 residents and the prisoner governor. The discussions had highlighted a few issues around diabetes care and we hope to be able to help with these issues with future educational visits. We have also been invited to attend a Wellbeing event at HMP Onley in June

Annual Bucket Collection.

We have already applied for and been granted our street collection licence for our bucket collection on Saturday 6th June. Due to the building works around the City Centre things will be different this year so more info will follow.

Group Info 

We have submitted our annual return to head and regional office without any accounting issues. In the last couple of years our annual return has been influenced by the non banking of our cheques for our bucket collection gazebo hire. This has been rectified but the reissuing of a cheque as reported at the AGM in October 2019.

Dates for your Diary.

17th February 2020 Group Meeting

20th April 2020 Group Meeting 

10th May Vasakhi at Memorial Park

TBC Shoe display and collection at Warwick UNI

 6th June City Centre Bucket Collection

15th June 2020 Group Meeting

10th August 2020 Group Meeting

19th October Group AGM.

14th December Group Social.