October - December 2018 Newsletter.



October-December 2018

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In the Community.

The first Support Group meeting at the WISDEM Centre (UHCW) was held on Thursday 15th November. It went well for a first meeting and we hope this will grow in future. We have given 1 Community talk and a 1:1 session. We have been invited to get involved with the Coventry European City of Sport 2019, with a meeting in November to discuss how we can be involved. We have made a link to the Wasps and hope to be involved with them during the year. Community talks now booking into January. We have a repeat visit to the Forum Health Centre in December. We have also set up a charity account with TESCO with will allow us to organise collections in future.


Raising Awareness

Our Well Being Event at HMP Dovegate (Uttoxeter) in  November went really well. Roger and Alison spoke to 14 prisoners and staff.

Following on from our visit to HMP Onley in September we have been asked to give a talk to the Carers department of Northampton County Council in Kettering in January. We have also been invited to a Well Being Event at HMRC in Coventry in February. 

2019 Bucket Collection and Shoe Event

Ok, it is time to fully reveal our Shoe event for next years bucket collection. The plan is to display 135-169 single shoes in Broadgate. Each shoe has a story attached telling about a single amputation. The idea is to demonstrate how serious Diabetes is. We hope the public of Coventry will interact with the display and read the stories and for people to be encouraged to do their own risk assessment to avoid developing diabetes later in life. In order for this event to be a success we need more people to get involved as we will require volunteers to help out both as bucket collectors and in Broadgate. The date has now been confirmed as the 15th June 2019 so please clear your diaries and consider helping out, friends and family are welcome.


Dates for your Diary.

2019 meeting dates available.

December 17th Dr. Timothy Robbins

February 18th 2019 Shoe event Planning meeting

April 15th 2019 Group Meeting

TBC TESCO bucket Collection 8th June 2019

TBC National Diabetes Week 2019 12-18th June

City Centre Bucket Collection/ Shoe Event 15th June