March 9 2014 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Monday, November 4, 2013
Vice-chairman Joe Braeger talks about the 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 email@example.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.”