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Volunteer stories

Whether you've helped out at one of our local offices, or cheered our brilliant runners at one of our fundraising events, you've all been making a huge difference to those affected by diabetes.

Here, we meet Bob, Sarah, George, Dilys, Mike, Phyllis and Bob. 

Read on to find out what they have to say about being a Diabetes UK volunteer.

Bob McQueen

Bob McQueen - Our exceptional long standing volunteer

“I’ve met so many people living with diabetes over the years and each one has their own personal story of how the condition has affected them."


Read Bob's story



Sarah Gibbs, Events Volunteer, Speaker Volunteer and Local Group member




George Harris, Speaker Volunteer

"It’s such a rewarding feeling to know that you are potentially helping people improve their health and ultimately help them lead a better and more active lifestyle."

Read George's story



Dilys Shepherd, Type 1 Event Volunteer

"If you are up for a challenge, please consider joining the volunteers at one of the weekend events, or the week long children’s holidays. You will never regret it!"  

Read Dilys's story



Mike Kendall, Diabetes Voice


"It's an opportunity to give a little back. To stand alongside other people who are facing the same struggles every day and to try make Type 1 diabetes a little easier to live with."

Read Mike's story.



Phyllis Cartwright, Group Support Volunteer

"It makes a huge difference in sharing with team members and volunteers what it’s like living with diabetes, whether Type 1 or Type 2, means and the effect on one’s life."

Read Phyllis's story.



Bob Swindell, member of the Council of People Living with Diabetes (CPD)

"I have met some amazing people and made some great friends; without a doubt this is the best part of volunteering for me"

Read Bob's story.

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