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Club News: The Havering Family Diabetes Group

10:53 04 November 2013

Vice-chair Joe Braeger (right) with Bill Foulkes, chairman of the Barking and Dagenham diabetes support group. The duo are at Queen

Vice-chair Joe Braeger (right) with Bill Foulkes, chairman of the Barking and Dagenham diabetes support group. The duo are at Queen's Hospital where they have an information stand each month

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Vice-chairman Joe Braeger talks about the Havering Family Diabetes Group.

Havering Family Diabetes Group

Where: The United Reformed Church, Heaton Way, Harold Hill

When: Every three months

Chairmen (interim): Sharon Clayton and Mike Jobson

Secretary: Ann Reed

Contact: Vice-chairman Joe Braeger on 01708 331746, email haveringfamilydiabetesgroup@btinternet.com or visit www.haveringfamilydiabetesgroup.org.uk.

“The group started in May 1994 with the intention of supporting people with diabetes and their families, friends and carers.

“We meet every three months and have guest speakers talking about the care of diabetes and the hopes of improving the condition in the future.

“Our support is given to children and adults who are suffering from Type One and Type Two diabetes.

“We are committed to raising funds for our parent body Diabetes UK and have also bought various pieces of equipment for Queen’s Hospital’s children’s care team in Romford.

“We have also funded various families and children to go on breaks where they can learn more about taking control of the condition.

“The younger children have access to a creche and we also have a free literature library and lending library.

“We raise our funds by holding various events. These include race nights, quiz nights, discos and sponsored events.

“We have taken part in three Romford carnivals, winning first prize each time, which was a good boost for our group’s children.

“We also attend the Harold Hill Festival each year and any other carnivals, festivals and events that will attract the public.”

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