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Local groups and Diabetes Week

Diabetes Week: 12 – 18 June 2016 

This year we will be usingDiabetes Weekto set the record straight about diabetes. And local groups can play a key role by spreading the word. 

Earlier this year, we caught up with most local groups and heard your plans for celebratingDiabetes Week. We were thrilled that many of you want to run a, or hold a, and plan to help usduring the week. Some local groups came up with original ways to celebrate Diabetes Week too. We can’t wait to see your pictures! 

There are still lots of ways to get involved with Diabetes Week andyour local teamwant to help you, so give them a call.  

Your plan for Diabetes Week

Hold a Diabetes Truths Quiz

You can raise awareness and funds by running a Diabetes Week quiz in your local area. We have created downloadable question and answer sheets to make this easy. 

Join us on social media

You can now download a Diabetes Week themedFacebook banner (JPEG, 794KB) andtwitter banner(JPEG, 931KB) to use on your group social media accounts. Use our digital materials, and share content from the Diabetes UK pages, to help us create a buzz throughout the week. Your local group could make a social media rota for Diabetes Week to get everyone involved and spread the responsibility.  

New to social media? You can read oursocial media guidance for local groups(PDF, 180KB) and find out how to get started in time for Diabetes Week. 

Run a Patron’s Lunch 

Her Majesty the Queen is Patron of Diabetes UK and June 2016 will see a national celebration of her 90th birthday. This event will be celebrated with lunch events across the UK and it would be great to see a weekend filled with Diabetes UK Patron’s Lunches from 11 to 12 June.

Got another fundraising event planned already, or want to run a Patron’s lunch? YourRegional Fundraiseris keen to offer advice and support.

Spread the word locally

Raise awareness of the ‘Truth about Diabetes’ locally by handing out ourdiabetes truths flyer(PDF, 27KB) or byputting up our posters (PDF, 50KB).  We need your group to download and print the resources that you need to celebrate Diabetes Week.

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