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Volunteer Spotlight

February 2020

James is a lead volunteer on our type 1 events. After attending the events as a child, James was inspired to get involved in helping to run them 15 years later. 

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Volunteer Spotlight - January 2020

Volunteer Spotlight - January 2020

Tom is one of our longest serving volunteers in Northern Ireland. He co-chairs our research committee and also raises awareness of diabetes in his local community.
Volunteer Spotlight - November 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - November 2019

Göher has been involved with research for the last 10 years and is currently supporting research projects at the University of Oxford. She is a lay member on one of our Clinical Studies Groups and is also a part of our Grants Advisory Panel.
Volunteer Spotlight - October 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - October 2019

Metin has volunteered for us since 2012. He's supported Diabetes UK at numerous events in London and the East of England and is the lead volunteer of the Cheshunt Peer Support Group.
Volunteer Spotlight - September 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - September 2019

The North Devon group celebrates its 15 year anniversary this year. The group runs countless awareness and fundraising events in the local community together with regular activities for its many members.
Volunteer Spotlight - August 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - August 2019

The Young Adults Panel are a group of young people with Type 1 diabetes who share their thoughts and experiences with us to help shape our materials and campaigns.
Volunteer Spotlight - July 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - July 2019

The West Lothian Group are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. They have over 350 members and have launched a healthy lifestyle project in the local community.
Volunteer Spotlight - June 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - June 2019

Corinne has been volunteering for us for 7 years. In this time, she has got involved with her local support group in Milton Keynes, given countless talks and helped people to know their risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Volunteer Spotlight - May 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - May 2019

Dilys attended her first Type 1 Event with her family 26 years ago. She was inspired to volunteer and she is still helping at the events 20 years later.
Volunteer Spotlight - April 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - April 2019

Since he started volunteering in 2011, Mike has supported hundreds of people on our online support forum, given talks about his experience of having Type 1 diabetes and blogged about it too.
Volunteer Spotlight - March 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - March 2019

Since she started volunteering in 2010, Sandra has gone on to set up a network of local support groups, speak about her own experience of living with Type 1, help to improve services locally and raise awareness of diabetes in the South West.
Volunteer Spotlight - February 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - February 2019

After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 37 years ago, Robert has since gone on to speak about his own experience and raise awareness of diabetes in Northern Ireland.
Volunteer Spotlight - January 2019

Volunteer Spotlight - January 2019

Chesterfield and North Derbyshire group celebrate 40 years together in supporting people living with diabetes in their area.
Volunteer Spotlight - December 2018

Volunteer Spotlight - December 2018

Bruce is a member of our Young Leaders Project in Scotland, and is the inventor of the T1 buddy system.
Volunteer Spotlight - November 2018

Volunteer Spotlight - November 2018

Rohit has worked with us for 5 years. He is a community champion, a member of the Type 2 research panel and volunteers at events throughout the UK. 
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