A group of volunteers from Sheffield have been rewarded for their charitable work at the first ever Diabetes UK Inspire Awards.
The Sheffield voluntary group has actively supported Diabetes UK through fundraising and awareness raising activities for almost 35 years. As well as organising an annual walk and other events, the group also holds awareness raising stands and stalls to help increase awareness of diabetes in the Sheffield area. Members presented the regional office of Diabetes UK with a cheque for £6,000 at the conference, which they raised at various events throughout the year.
Members also use the money they have raised to produce packs of Diabetes UK materials for people newly diagnosed with diabetes. This ensures that people have more information and advice so that they can get the best out of their care, manage their condition well and go on to live long and healthy lives.
The group has recently worked with Diabetes UK Community Champions, who are raising awareness of diabetes within Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Sheffield.
The group will go forward to the national Inspire Awards held at the House of Lords on 12 December.
- Diabetes UK currently has 27 voluntary groups in the Northern and Yorkshire region, with 538 registered volunteers.
- To find out more about becoming a volunteer for Diabetes UK call 01325 488606.