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Former Liberal Democrat leader backs Measure Up

Former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy MP, took time out from constituency duties to visit the Measure Up Roadshow when it visited Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands this week.

Ullapool is the furthest north in the UK that the roadshows visit and was chosen as an ideal location to reach out to rural communities. Research from Diabetes UK Scotland has previously shown that areas in the north of Scotland have higher rates of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes than the rest of Scotland.

Allan Kirkwood, Volunteer Development Officer at Diabetes UK Scotland, said: "We were delighted that Mr Kennedy was able to attend Ullapool's Measure Up Roadshow. We really appreciate his help in raising awareness of Type 2 diabetes and the importance of diagnosing the condition early among his constituents."

The Measure Up Roadshow has been made possible through a donation of £1 million from the HBOS Foundation following the outstanding fundraising achievements of Bank of Scotland and Halifax employees and customers in 2008.

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