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Meet the Diabetes UK Cymru team

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Dai Williams - Director

Born and raised in Merthyr Tydfil, I originally trained as a biochemist. I then worked for many years with the BBC in London and Cardiff, including work in the fields of education and health promotion. I now lead Diabetes UK’s work in Wales. My wife has Type 2 diabetes and my son has Type 1 diabetes.

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Jason Harding - Deputy Director

I have spent most of my career managing communications and campaigns work for health and children's charities across the UK. My role is to make sure that politicians, health professionals and key decision makers are clear on what they need to do to ensure people with diabetes, their family and carers get the support they deserve.

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Menna Plassman - Office Manager / Executive Assistant

I am bilingual and normally the first point of contact for telephone calls, email-enquries and visitors to the office. I am also responsible for the charity’s finances in Wales.

If you need any materials, posters or literature, for your own information or for use in hospitals or surgeries, please feel free to contact me wales@diabetes.org.uk and I will do my best to help you.

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Ffion Lewis - Communications Manager

I’m Ffion and my role is to communicate all the work that goes on here at Diabetes UK Cymru and raise awareness of diabetes in Wales. This includes speaking to people via Facebook, Twitter , our website and also local and national media.  If you’re interested in sharing your story with us and other people living with diabetes, I’d love to hear from you.

Ffion Lewis is currently on maternity leave. In her absence, please contact Sally.Taylor@diabetes.org.uk.

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Amie Phillips - Volunteer Development Manager

My role is to manage the development ofvolunteeringacross Wales. I support all our volunteers and manage our network oflocal groups, who support people living with diabetes in their communities.

I work closely with ourfamily groups and support them to organise events, which are a fantastic way for families to meet each other and share their experiences. I develop ourvolunteering opportunitiesacross Wales and organise the annual Volunteer Conference and Inspire Awards, which recognise and reward the amazing work of our volunteers.

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Emily Beach - Volunteering Support Officer

I provide support and training to all our current volunteers and recruit for new volunteers, especially for our Know Your Risk events across Wales. I manage awareness events and arrange for volunteers to attend on our behalf to raise awareness of diabetes and promote our services. I help the Volunteer Development Manager to support our local groups, attend group meetings and provide advice and support.

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Sara Moran - Policy and Public Affairs Manager

My role is to develop our campaigns work in Wales. This includes meeting with politicians, healthcare professionals and other organisations. I work with all seven Local Health Boards and attend their meetings to help improve the care that people living with diabetes across Wales receive.

I also manage ourDiabetes Voices, our network of voluntary campaigners who are making a difference by getting their voices heard by decision makers. We couldn’t do our work without their vital support and it’s my job to give opportunities, advice and guidance to anyone who wants to get involved and make a difference.

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Joseph Cuff - Fundraising Manager

I’m Joe and I work with our wonderful supporters who help us to raise vital funds to support people living with diabetes in Wales. 

We have lots of exciting ways for you to get involved in fundraising. There really is something for everyone, from swimming across a lake to walking around a park with your family and friends (and your dog), running a marathon or even organising your own event.  Whatever it is you want to do I would love to hear from you so email me on joseph.cuff@diabetes.org.uk.

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