As of today, August 1st 2014, the group shall now be know as Gloucester Diabetes UK Group. This change is being made due to a new Diabetes UK policy of bringing all the groups names into the same format. The new name also makes it much clearer on what the Group is all about. You may have noticed we have changed the logos and some of the text (such as on the home page). However the name will be staying the same on the web address and email addresses for the time beings as well as any old posts, apologies for any confusion this may cause.
The Group recently sponsored Harry Paterson and his family, mum Sam and dad Neil and brother Jake, to attend a Diabetes UK Care Event weekend in Cheshire. The weekends are designed to give support, information and empower people with diabetes to enable them to maintain a normal lifestyle. Continue reading Harry Enjoyed His Weekend
The Group Summer Social this year was a BBQ held at Mike & Jane Broome’s house on Sat 11 Aug. The event should have been the previous Saturday but due to this years normal summer weather!! it was postponed to the 11th. This turned out to be a good move as the day was one of the rare warm and sunny days we have had this year. Continue reading Group Summer Social BBQ
The Group has agreed to sponsor two recently diagnosed young people to attend Diabetes UK Care Event Weekends. There are three different age groups for the events, with programmes designed specifically for each. Continue reading Diabetes UK Care Event Weekends
The group were recently invited to attend a Diabetes Awareness Day at St Oswolds Village in Gloucester. St Oswolds is a retirement “village” for the over 55s that offers care appropriate to individual needs, and an environment of supported independence where residents can take enjoy the social and leisure facilities available. Continue reading Diabetes Awareness Day at St Oswolds Village
Diabetes UK Glevem Voluntary Group, has been presented with a cheque for £960.50 by Bishops Cleeve based GE Aviation., to help offer support to people living in the Gloucester area with diabetes and a chance to meet and share experiences with others. Continue reading £’s for lbs Donation
After brilliant service to the group, Irene, Magaret and Jo have left the committee. Mike will remain as secretary and act as chairperson until replacements can be found. Mike Coombs & Mark Frape have joined the committee as committee members
Bob Watford, a group member, has arranged that the proceeds from a sponsored slim organised by the Occupational Health Department at GE Aviation in Cheltenham to come to the group. Last year’s “slim” raised £197 for The British Heart Foundation, the target for this year is to raise £300. The Committee and all members would like to thank Bob for arranging for the group to be the beneficiary of this event.
Happy New Year to all from everyone here at Glevum Voluntary Group. Our first meeting back after the holidays is Wednesday 11th January – 7.30pm
The local Glevum Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK has been presented with a cheque for more than £1,200, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a Bristol Road hairdressing salon. Brother and sister team Daniel Gray and Anita Dallimore raised a staggering £1,222.30 for the group by completing a 10-kilometre run, a hair grip contest, and a half-price bank holiday open day. Continue reading Glevum Voluntary Group Benefits from Salon’s Fund Raising