Diabetes charity gets lottery funding The Moray Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK has been awarded a lottery grant.

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Diabetes charity gets lottery funding The Moray Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK has been awarded a lottery grant.

Post by Admin on Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:19 am

The National Lottery, Awards for All Scotland has announced that the Moray Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK has been awarded a grant of £3,359.00.

The grant will contribute towards equipment and promotional material for the charity's project 'Talk Diabetes in Moray'.

This project will run throughout the summer with special emphasis on National Diabetes Week, 12 – 18 June.

Some of the grant has already been spent by the group on the purchase of a Diabetes UK mini marquee which will be taken around the county to raise awareness and understanding of the disease.

The first outing will be on 5 June when the group will be on the Plainstones, Elgin with a bottle stall as part of Elgin Rotary Club’s 'Bells Marafun'.

During 'diabetes week', the stand will be in the car park at Tesco Extra, Elgin on Monday 13 June, Tesco Buckie on Tuesday 14th, Tesco Keith on Wednesday 15th and possibly Tesco Forres on Thursday 16th although this has not yet been confirmed.

On Friday 17th to Sunday 19th they will be at the Burgie International Horse Trials near Forres. Further outings are planned at the various highland games in July and August and the project will end at a sponsored walk in Roseisle Forest on 28 August.

Dave Duff, chairman of the local group said:"We are delighted to have received the support of Awards for All Scotland.

"Diabetes is known as the silent assassin and it is vital that the public have an increased understanding of the condition.

"It is estimated that in Grampian alone there are up to 2,000 people with diabetes who have not been diagnosed and the longer the condition remains untreated the greater the risk of dangerous complications.

"As well as raising awareness of the condition and the charity, we hope to raise a considerable amount to fund the essential work of Diabetes UK both locally and nationally."

Anyone wishing to obtain more information about the local group should contact Dave Duff on 01343 860671.

Information and advice on diabetes is available from Careline Scotland on 0845 120 2960 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
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