Our Exeter local group ended a successful 2017 by making a donation of £1,000 to Diabetes UK.
The cheque was presented at the group's Christmas party on 5 December when members heard an update from world-leading diabetes expert Professor Andrew Hattersley from Exeter University.
Volunteers Jill Epton, pictured left, and Jean Duddridge, right, and Professor Andrew Hattersley presented the cheque to Verity McLelland of Diabetes UK south west office. The donation will be given to a diabetes research project at Exeter University.
As well as fundraising events, the group have worked tirelessly during 2017 running coffee mornings and awareness events across Exeter and the surrounding area. These events support people with diabetes, giving them the vital opportunity to find out the latest information. It is also a chance to socialise with others affected by diabetes.