Volunteer Blast November 2021

Volunteer Blast November 2021

November marks both World Diabetes Day and another significant anniversary of 100 years of insulin. This month’s volunteer blast will tell you everything you need about how to join in on the celebrations. Click here to download a copy of a new publication ‘Insulin Essentials’ which gives a comprehensive guide to using insulin.

Click here to download and read the 'November 2021 Blast' Some of the highlights can be found below.

This month a 'North of England Community Blast' has also been published and this can be downloaded and read here.


World Diabetes Day

For World Diabetes Day this year (14 November), we’re telling the extraordinary story of diabetes research, from #LabToLife. We're celebrating 100 years since the incredible discovery of insulin, and the century of life-changing diabetes discoveries this breakthrough inspired - from blood glucose meters and eye screening to putting type 2 into remission. We’ll be meeting the scientists and researchers behind the breakthroughs, along with some of the people with diabetes whose lives they've changed.

Find out more about our plans: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/get_involved/world-diabetes-day

 Let’s Do lunch, Thursday 18th November, 1pm – 2pm

Join us for our next e-meet up, bring yourself and bring your lunch to your desk/sofa and we can all catch up and answer any questions you may have. You can register here: https://volunteercatchup.eventbrite.co.uk

Friends of the north event- save the date, 14th December, 7:30pm-9:00pm

Our end of the year celebration will take place online over Zoom. Join us for an evening to mark the end of 2021 and for a fun activity to get us in the holiday spirit! Keep an eye on the Facebook page and our December Volunteer Blast for the link to register.

Volunteer Speaker training, November 2021

We are running two online sessions for volunteer speaker training in November. If you are interested or want to hear more about this, please contact our team!

  • Monday 15th November, 7-9pm
  • Monday 22nd November, 2-4pm