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Events - Northern Ireland

The Moth Ball, Saturday 18 May 2019 at Titanic Belfast

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One of our amazing fundraisers, Clare Mitchell, is taking on a titanic challenge by organising a gala ball to raise awareness and vital funds for Diabetes UK Northern Ireland.

Q Radio Breakfast Show stars Stephen Clements and Cate Conway will be the hosts for this one of a kind event.

Belfast woman, Clare Mitchell is organising the prestigious “Moth Ball” to help raise awareness of diabetes in Northern Ireland, because her father had Type 1 diabetes.


The Moth Ball is an opportunity to dust off your wedding attire and wear it one more time for a night of celebration and glamour. It is the opportunity to wear that special dress, or perhaps a dress that has been saved for a spectacular occasion, and help raise awareness and funds for local charity, Diabetes UK Northern Ireland.

Clare explains, “My own personal experiences and conversations with friends that have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes have confirmed for me that living with this condition can be at times extremely stressful and have a psychological impact on the whole family. But with the right support people can live full and healthy lives, that’s why I wanted to set up a truly unique event to raise money for Diabetes UK. This charity has always been close to my heart.”

Make your red carpet entrance and enjoy a drinks reception, first class banquet, dancing and entertainment. This evening of glamour and glitz promises to be a memorable evening for all and we want you to be a part of it.

The Moth Ball will be held at the awe-inspiring Titanic Belfast Ballroom on Saturday 18 May 2019. Book your tickets today

The Balmoral Show

Calling all volunteers!

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The ever-popular Balmoral Show is taking place on 15 - 18 May at the Eikon Centre and we have a few slots left for anyone who would like to volunteer at our information stand over the four days. There are morning and afternoon slots available and we are providing any required training beforehand. This is a really busy event and a great opportunity to raise awareness about diabetes in Northern Ireland as well as provide information to those who need it. So your help would be a fantastic addition to our volunteer team.

If you would like to help us raise awareness about diabetes, chat to people and share Diabetes UK resources then get in touch. We will also provide Know Your Risk training for anyone who would like to carry out these assessments. And you also get access to the show itself which is always great fun.

Contact us today to book your slot at the 2019 Balmoral Show or call us on 028 9066 6646.

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Belfast City Marathon is coming!

Pull on your trainers for Diabetes UK Northern Ireland

It will soon be time to pull on our trainers and get moving for the Belfast City Marathon, taking place on Sunday 5 May 2019.

There is a range of activities available − from the full marathon and the team relay, to the fun run and the eight-mile walk. Alternatively, join our cheer squad as we encourage everyone to keep going along the way.

If you would like to choose us as your charity for the Belfast City Marathon email

All runners who join our team receive a branded vest, crazy hair, a fundraising toolkit, online support and training tips.

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