June 2019 Newsletter



April - June 2019


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2019 Bucket Collection and Shoe Event

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON. As we publish this newsletter there are still be 2 weeks to go until the Bucket Collection and Shoe Event. There are still couple of jobs to do but we are nearly there. With help from staff at UHCW we are fully manned for both events. It’s a shame more people from the group are not helping out on such a fun day.


 Local Press

At the beginning of May we sent out a Press and Photo call to both BBC Midlands Today and ITV Central News as well as BBC C&W and Free Radio and the local papers. We will just have to wait and see who turns up on the day.


In the Community.

We have heard back from TESCO who have offered us Friday 7th June for a bucket collection at Arena Park TESCO. Due to Alison’s current situation we have had to pull out of this collection due to lack of volunteers. We have also had to pull out of Vasakhi for this year, as no one was available to run the information stand. Hopefully we can do both these events next year, volunteers permitting. We did attend a Diabetes awareness event run by Coventry Godiva Lions on the 30th April in Foleshill. Brian, Diane and Dennis helped out and carried out 17 of the new style “Know Your Risk" risk assessments. 16 of the 17 people we saw were referred to their GP for being in the highest 2 risk groups. Alison manned the info desk and spoke to 12 people about ways of reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. 



We held a training course on the 10th April for the new style “Know Your Risk” risk assessments.

This was organised with the Godiva Lions event in mind. 7 members of the group are now trained and hopefully we can carry out more sessions at future events.


Raising Awareness

We are currently not taking bookings for any future events as it seems we have no one who is willing to run an event. 


Dates for your Diary.

National Diabetes Week 2019 12-18th June

15th June City Centre Bucket collection/ Shoe Event 

June 17th 2019 Group Meeting Dr Christopher Harrold.

August 12th Group Meeting

October 21st Group AGM Meeting

December 16th Group Meeting.