Published On: Wed, Jun 6th, 2012

‘Time to Party’ for Diabetes UK

National Diabetes Week 2012 takes place from 10-16 June and Diabetes UK want everyone to know it is ‘Time to Party’.

Diabetes UK is calling on fundraisers to throw a party to help raise money and awareness during Diabetes Week 2012.

Dinner parties, afternoon tea or even old fashioned street parties are just some examples of how to get involved.

By bringing family, friends or colleagues together and charging for entry to your party or selling special food and drink you can help make a difference to the millions of people affected by diabetes across the UK.

The type of party you throw is completely up to you, but whatever you choose Diabetes UK will support you all the way.

Acting Fundraising Officer in Diabetes UK’s Eastern region, Louise Rout, said: “Diabetes Week is a huge part of our fundraising calendar and we would love to see as many people throwing a party for Diabetes UK as possible.

“There are nearly 260,000 people who live with diabetes in the Eastern region, with a further 92,400 undiagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and it is vital we raise as much money as possible during Diabetes Week to help support those affected by the condition.

“It’s really simple to get involved and you can have a lot of fun while raising money for a fantastic cause.”

For more information and for downloadable invites, menus and placemats, visit the Diabetes UK website:

Diabetes UK is encouraging all those affected by diabetes to ‘Make a Connection’ during Diabetes Week.

The charity offers a number of ways to do this, including its Careline service, online communities, support groups and events for children and families.

To find out much more about how you can ‘Make a Connection’ during Diabetes Week, visit


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