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National Winners 2019

Our Inspire Awards celebrate the fantastic work our volunteers and local groups that go above and beyond for people living with diabetes. A huge congratulations to all our Inspire Award winners for 2019. Read on to find out who won in our regions and nations.

South West

Campaigning & Influencing

Shona and Tim Freeborn

Fundraising

Trevor Scarman

Supporting Others

Rose Lester

Supporting Diabetes UK

Julia Dinsdale

Local and Community Group

Warminster Local Group

Young Person’s Outstanding Contribution

Rosey Edwardes

Esme Shrapnell Award for Reaching Out and Connecting

Dexter Fernandes

Volunteer of the year

Sandra Tweddell

Read more about the South West winners


South East

The South East region kicked off Volunteers’ Week with their Inspire Award celebrations. The event was held at St Barnabas Church on Monday 3 June and was enjoyed by volunteers and their respective families.

Corriene Bailey-Bearfield, Volunteer Development Manager says “It was an inspirational celebration of the great work our volunteers do to raise awareness and spread the message about the importance of prevention. Our volunteers are out there working hard in the community day in and day out. It was great to celebrate the positive difference their work makes to the lives of people living with diabetes.”

Campaigning & Influencing

Georgina Lawrence

Fundraising

James Burgess. Christopher Burgess & Dr Graham Holliman

Supporting Others

Stanley Pearce

Ken Plackett

Supporting Diabetes UK

Carolyn Newbert

Reaching Out and Connecting

Corinne Wykes

Local and community Group

Liphook Community Group


London

Sue Braegar Award for Campaigning and Influencing

Metin Ahmed

Fundraising

Simone Myers

Supporting Diabetes UK

Rohit Patel

Supporting Others

Barry Coker

Reaching Out and Connecting

Phylex Green

Local and Community Group

Croydon Local Support Group

Read more about the London winners


East of England

Campaigning and Influencing

Clive Rainbird

Fundraising

Graeme, Elizabeth, William & Anthony Shaw and Keith Miller

Supporting Diabetes UK

Keith MacBrayne

Supporting Others

Stephanie Norman

Reaching Out and Connecting

SEET1

Local and Community Group

Wymondham Group

Read more about the Eastern winners


North East & Yorkshire

Our team in the Northern of England visited volunteers to give them their trophies individually. Michelle Stebbings, Senior Volunteer Development Lead, says “we had 15 Inspire Award winners across the North West and North and Yorkshire in each of the categories. This year has seen some of our youngest winners to date recognised for their part in Swim 22, we have seen some of our oldest groups finally receive the recognition they deserve after countless nominations and some of our volunteers receiving awards for their part in some of our most exciting and innovative projects to date.”

Campaigning and Influencing

Debi Johnson

Fundraising

Jackie Horne

Liz & Graham Waddington

Supporting Diabetes UK

Moira Digby

Sandra Dudley

Margaret Hunter Award for Supporting Others

Chrissie Holmes

Reaching Out and Connecting

Brian Watson

Local and Community Group

South Tyneside Diabetes UK Support Group

Young Person’s Outstanding Contribution

William Barker


North West

David Mottershead Award for Campaigning and Influencing

Fiona Kenyon

Fundraising

Crewe and South Cheshire Local Group

Supporting Diabetes UK

Mrs Bonnie L S Mak Kan

Supporting Others

Naomi Hewitt

Reaching Out and Connecting

Sue Riley

Young Person’s Outstanding Contribution

Evie and Alivia Cutter

Local and Community Group

Wirral Diabetes UK Support Group


Scotland

Campaigning & Influencing

Caroline Held

Fundraising

Iain 'Windy' Wilson

Supporting Diabetes UK

Dave Curry

Reaching Out & Connecting

Val Williamson

Supporting Others

Alyssa Faulkner

Young Person's Outstanding Contribution

Beth Harris

The John Ireland Award

May Millward MBE

Local and Community Group

Highland Youngsters with Diabetes

Read more about the Scotland winners


Northern Ireland

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland celebrated their inspirational volunteers with a special lunch on Friday 19 July at Lisburn Lagan Valley Island Centre. Heather Causer, Volunteer Development Manager says “we welcomed 47 guests including staff and presented the Inspire Awards and nomination certificates. David Chaney hosted the event with updates on Diabetes UK’s work and also the local activities the Northern Ireland team. The afternoon was a bit more relaxed and enjoyed by all who attended, with them commenting on what a lovely feel the event had.”

Fundraising Award

Helen Glasgow

Supporting Diabetes UK

Irene Cull

John Gibson Award for Supporting Others

Tom Rush

Local and Community Group

Newry and Mourne Diabetes Support Group

Young Person’s Outstanding Contribution

Katy-Lee Barrett

Unsung Hero

Donna Hanlon

Siobhan McNulty


Wales

Campaigning and Influencing

John Lewindon

Fundraising

Lowri Vaughan Hadley

Sir Harry Secombe Award for Supporting Diabetes UK

Keith and Norah Marshall

Supporting Others

John Landon

Reaching Out and Connecting

Alan Jones

Young Person’s Outstanding Contribution

Simeon Greenaway-Robbins

Local and Community Group

Abertawe Local Group

Read more about the Wales winners


Midlands

The Midlands region celebrated their awards at their annual conference on Saturday 26 October! Suzanne Smith, Senior Volunteer Development lead, says “the Conference is a fantastic opportunity to thank all our volunteers: celebrate our Inspire Award winners, engage with interesting speakers and attend exciting workshops.”

Campaigning and influencing

Hereford Local Group

Fundraising Award

Deb Dean

Supporting Diabetes UK

Misty Culpin

Supporting Others

Northampton Local Group

Reaching Out and Connecting

Wolverhampton Diabetes Community Group

Young Person’s Outstanding Contribution

Arun Singh

Local and Community Group

North Staffs Local Group

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