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London’s inspiring volunteers celebrated at our annual conference

Congratulations to all the wonderful winners of the 2019 Inspire Awards which were held recently as part of the London Volunteer Conference.

Roz Rosenblatt, Head of London Region at Diabetes UK, says: “The Inspire Awards are our way of thanking our hardworking volunteers for their contributions and also help highlight the positive difference their work makes to people who are living with diabetes.”

Inspire awards 2019

First, we say congratulations to Simone Myers, winner of the Fundraising Inspire Award, for her efforts in putting on a Black Tie event in memory of her dear father, Terry, which raised £5,000.



Thank you to Rohit Patel from Mill Hill. who received the Supporting Diabetes UK Inspire Award in recognition of the countless hours of work he has given to the charity.




Barry Cocker received the Supporting Others Inspire Award in recognition of his years of dedication as chair of the Lambeth & Southwark Diabetes group.



Metin Ahmed, who lives in Hertfordshire but volunteers in London, won the Campaigning and Raising Awareness Inspire Award. Metin is a regular on the Diabetes UK volunteer ‘circuit’, always willing to lend a hand and support people living with diabetes.


The Croydon Diabetes UK local support group won the Inspire Award for Local Groups. The group is incredibly active in a very diverse part of London and is well known in the local community. The award was collected on behalf of the group by its chair, Gifty Namju.

Phylex Green, a bus driver from South London received the Reaching Out and Connecting People Inspire Award for his tireless work in taking health messages to his colleagues and encouraging them to improve their health.

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