North West Regional News

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Congleton volunteer receives award for supporting others

David is a member of the Congleton Lions Club, which agreed to set up and sponsor a local Diabetes UK group last year, to reach out to people living with diabetes in the area. He was presented with the accolade by the Mayor, Councillor David Brown at Congleton Town Hall on 13th April.

Sam's Great Manchester Run in memory of Dad

Sam Goff, 44, is running to support people with diabetes in the hope that she can help others avoid the complications her dad experienced.

Sam, a supervisor at the Menu Shop in Colne said: “I always promised my dad that I would run for Diabetes UK in order to support others with the condition, so this year I want to run to help the charity’s work and to remember my dad.”

Sam’s dad Richard passed away on 13th February this year, aged 71 after complications from his diabetes led to heart failure. He had lived with Type 2 diabetes for over 15 years.

Northwich volunteer receives award for supporting Diabetes UK

Gill said: “I love supporting the Care in School Helpline and it’s a pleasure to see that the work I do has such a positive impact on families and children living with diabetes. It’s amazing to be of such a worthwhile cause.”

Diabetes UK’s Care in School Helpline is supported by specially selected and trained volunteers who provide information for parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, about their child’s rights and support them to improve their child’s school experience. 

Worsley volunteer recognised for work to improve care for people with diabetes

Ann Middleton, 73, was presented with the ‘Campaigning and Influencing Award” in recognition of her work raising awareness and helping to improve the care and support for people living with the condition.

Ann was diagnosed with late onset Type 1 diabetes 23 years ago whilst working as a podiatrist in a specialist diabetes foot care team. Having worked closely with diabetes patients for many years, her own diagnosis gave her a whole new perspective on the challenges people living with her condition face, day in and day out

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