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East of England Inspire Award winners celebrated

Diabetes UK has recognised the incredible volunteers from across the region who work every single day to support people living with diabetes.

Pam Fayers Inspire winner

These amazing supporters received inspire awards to recognise the variety and depth of vital support they offer in their communities.

A wide range of activities from fundraising and running peer support groups to event management and campaigning are carried out daily.

The winners were:
Malcolm Bigg - Campaigning and Influencing
Pam Fayers - Fundraising (pictured)
Metin Ahmed - Local Group and Community
SEET1 - Local Group and Community
Malcolm Jacobs - Long service
Bridget Harmer - Long service
Joan Sharpe - Long service
Norwich & District Diabetes Youth Group - Reaching out and Connecting
Jan Clark - Supporting Diabetes UK
Phoebe Holden - Supporting Others

Peter Shorrick, Diabetes UK Midlands and East Regional Head, said:

“Our volunteers and fundraisers are out there working hard in the community day in and day out. Our much-needed work wouldn’t be possible without their incredible support and I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of our volunteers for the enormous difference they make every day.”

The Inspire Awards celebrate Diabetes UK’s dedicated volunteers who campaign to improve the quality of care available to people with diabetes; fundraise for pioneering research; raise awareness to stem the rising tide of diabetes; and provide vital peer support and connection to others living with all types of diabetes within their local communities.

This year our Inspire Awards ceremony took place online, for the first time, due to Covid-19.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer for Diabetes UK, or to join a local support group, please email or call 01376 501390.

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