July 2015 newsletter

You are invited to an OPEN MEETING

When:      Tuesday 14 July 2015 at 7.30 pm

Where:     St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NJ

On:          Research Projects that we have adopted and some  new projects we might like to adopt.

With:        Richard Elliott from Diabetes UK’s research team

Richard will tell us about the success of some projects we have adopted, including one on identical twins, and describe some new ones for future adoption.

There will be the usual question and answer session. Light refreshments will be provided. A donation of £1 towards running costs is suggested. Come and find out what the table entertainment is this month….

All are welcome.

At the 16 June 2015 meeting there was a last minute change of subject. People with a long-term health problem may face mental health problems too – depression, anxiety, panic, dread and fear perhaps – which can all affect physical health. Ron Grant, CEO Upbeat Heart Prevention & Patient Support Group introduced a video about Morris E. Goodman, an American motivational speaker and author. Goodman has been called "The Miracle Man" following his recovery from a plane crash on 10 March 1981 which left him paralysed and unable to move, breathe, talk or swallow. The video showed the connection between physical and mental health and how adopting a positive mental attitude can help turn around your life.

We hope to have a speaker later in the year talking about the links between diabetes, stroke and heart disease.


Sat 11 July St Margarets Fair Join us on the Moormead, Twickenham TW1 1EB from noon onwards for the last of the summer fairs that we will be attending.

2015 Dates for Tuesday night meetings at 7.30 pm at St. Mary’s, Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 1NJ

Further meetings will be held on 15 September & 13 October; speakers and topics will be announced in due course

Quiz Night November date and venue to be confirmed.


Would you be willing to help serve refreshments at the end of the speaker’s slot on alternate Tuesday open meetings? We need someone to set out cups and saucers, serve tea and coffee then wash up afterwards, beginning on Tuesday 14 July, then again on 13 October.  Please contact Trisha on 8941 5162 if you can help.

We look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you soon.

Alastair Mackinlay, Chair                                    July 2015

Chair@DUKRT.org.uk                                         020 8941 1785