News - Diabetes UK South East

Raising awareness is a key part of our work in the South East region and our Media Officer Katherine Porter is dedicated to getting our voice heard throughout the counties.

Working with local and regional newspapers, TV stations and radio stations, our voice has been heard throughout through the South East.

If you have a story, please contact Katherine on 01372 720 148 or at

09 October 2017

After 11 long weeks at sea and battling strong winds, and sometimes, no wind at all, Adam sailed the distance of 7,000 nautical miles to the Statue of Liberty and back. He dropped anchor off Liberty Island on Saturday 5 August at 7.29 in the morning, and the Royal London Yacht Club sounded the horn with three honks on Monday 4 September at 2:05pm to celebrate his arrival back in Cowes.

09 August 2017

 A woman from Ashford will walk 1 million steps in the next three months in an effort to raise cash for leading charity Diabetes UK after her 5-year-old son was diagnosed with the condition just seven weeks ago.

21 June 2017

Professional sailor Adam Pereira is sailing single-handed from Cowes 7,000 nautical miles to the Statue of Liberty and back nonstop. A truly unique challenge, Adam will be the first person with Type 1 diabetes to complete a transatlantic crossing on his own. 

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