A local support group has raised £3,500 to fund ground-breaking research, support and campaigns that can change the lives of those living with diabetes in Northern Ireland.
The Limavady Diabetes UK Support Group raised the impressive sum by organising a number of events in the area, including a walk and street collection.
Receiving the cheque, Diabetes UK Northern Ireland’s National Fundraiser, Naomi Breen, said, ‘I would like to thank the Limavady group for their fantastic efforts and the local community who came out to support the group. We would love to welcome new people to the group, it is the perfect opportunity to meet up and have a chat. The more we know about diabetes, the better we can fight it together.’
There are currently over 100,000 people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland. Diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition that requires constant management and it is often helpful to meet other people who have been through a similar situation. They can offer understanding, help and support at an important time.
The Limavady Diabetes UK support group offers people with diabetes a chance to meet and share experiences with others. It is run by volunteers and typically meets on a bi-monthly basis, often with a speaker on a topic like diet or exercise.
The Limavady Diabetes UK Support Group will be hosting their annual coffee morning on Saturday 27 October from 10am-12noon at Christ Church Hall in Limavady.