Volunteer Blast October 2021

Volunteer Blast October 2021

Click here to download and read the full October 2021 Blast.

 Here are some of the highlights to look out for:

Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black people across the UK. This year’s theme for Black History Month is focusing on ‘Proud to Be’ and throughout the month we’ll be sharing the inspirational stories from Black communities across the north of England and the UK, ranging from supporters who are working to improve healthcare services and raise awareness of diabetes in their local community to a dietician supporting people affected by diabetes to live well with the condition. All telling us what they are #ProudToBe.

National Volunteer Conference, Saturday 9 October, 10am – 2:30pm

Join us for Diabetes UK's first online National Volunteer Conference - Volunteering With You! Register here: https://volunteeringwithyou.eventbrite.co.uk

Type 1 and Tech Conference, 16 October 2021, 10am – 2pm

Join host Partha Kar OBE as we talk to people living with diabetes, healthcare professionals and researchers about the latest in diabetes tech, how to access it and what’s on the horizon for diabetes tech and treatments. Feel free to share our event poster (see attached) with your friends and family! Sign up today for free: diabetes.org.uk/t1tech  

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


'This is Diabetes', brand campaign launching 6 October 2021

 This Is Diabetes, launches across the UK on Wednesday 6 October, on TV, radio, digital and social media, and we’ll be live for the next 6 weeks - we’re excited for you to see it.