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Get ready for Diabetes Week

Diabetes Week takes place from 12–18 June 2011, and this year Diabetes UK is asking its supporters to hold a Big Diabetes Week Quiz to raise money for our Careline service.

The Diabetes UK Careline is one of the ways the charity talks with people about diabetes. The service currently receives over 30,000 calls, letters and emails each year. Diabetes UK is aiming to raise £200,000 during Diabetes Week to expand this service and provide even more support: this could include extending the opening hours, reducing the cost of a call to the Careline, introducing in-depth counselling sessions and employing more staff to answer enquiries.

How you can help

You can help us to reach this target by holding your own Big Diabetes Week Quiz, either in your workplace, local school, pub, or community centre. We have all the materials you need available on our website, including promotional posters, quiz sheets, quiz questions and template press releases to send to your local media.

We’ve included an example letter to send to your local MP to raise awareness and gain support of Diabetes Week. We also have an online Diabetes Week Events Diary to list all the Diabetes Week events taking place across the UK, which will be updated regularly. Our online communities offer the opportunity to interact with others taking part in Diabetes Week – visit the Diabetes UK Facebook page to get talking.

More information

For more information visit the Diabetes Week web pages or emaildiabetesweek@diabetes.org.uk.

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