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November 2013 Meeting – Foot Care

For our November meeting Preena Patel and Emily Payne from the Gloucestershire Podiatry Service gave us a very interesting and informative talk on how important it is for people with diabetes to look after their feet. Their talk included which checks should be carried out at regular medical reviews, which checks can be done at home and also explained the need to wear good fitting shoes. Continue reading November 2013 Meeting – Foot Care

October 2013 Meeting – Photo Quiz

For the October meeting Mike Broome presented a photo quiz entitled “How Well Do You Know Glorious Gloucestershire?”  The quiz consisted of a series of photographs that Mike has taken around the county, with those present seeing if they knew the locations shown.  Some were very easy and others not so much so.  For each picture Mike also added one or two interesting facts about the subject of the photo. Continue reading October 2013 Meeting – Photo Quiz

October 2012 Meeting – Great Western Air Ambulance Talk

For the October meeting we had Penny Weir from the Great Western Air Ambulance service give a very informative and interesting talk. She explained a little of the history, including how the civilian air ambulances were developed from military evacuation helicopters. She also gave a breakdown of the running costs (currently around £1.2 million pounds a year) and how they raise the cash, it was interesting to hear that they receive no government help and are not eligible for National Lottery grants either. Continue reading October 2012 Meeting – Great Western Air Ambulance Talk