June 2015 newsletter

Hello from Diabetes UK Richmond and Twickenham Group

You are invited to an OPEN MEETING

When:        Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 7.30 pm

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

On:            The links between diabetes, heart issues and strokes.

With:          Ron Grant, CEO Upbeat Heart Prevention &    Patient  Support Group

There will be the usual Q & A session and light refreshments. A donation of £1 towards running costs is suggested.  All are welcome.

At the 12 May 2015 meeting Kathy Hilton, dietitian at Kingston Hospital, entertained us with an exercise that had us guessing how many sugar cubes there were in a wide-ranging variety of food and drinks. She also distributed a number of informative leaflets – look out for them on our website. www.DUKRT.org.uk

Members seemed to like the new more sociable layout of the room, where they were seated at tables, complete with small quiz, rather than in rows. 


Sat 13 June Hampton Carnival The Fair starts at 12.30pm; come and visit us and all the other stands at Nursery Green, off The Avenue TW12 3RA.

Sat 11 July St Margarets Fair We’ll be on the Moormead, Twickenham TW1 1EB from noon….   There will be food and drink stalls, musical entertainment and even a Dog Show.

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 14 July, 15 September & 13 October; speakers and topics will be announced in due course.

NATIONAL DIABETES WEEK Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 June 2015

This begins with The Big Collection at Tesco stores across the country.

Locally, group members will be collecting at Tesco Extra on Mogden Lane, Isleworth.

To find out more from Diabetes UK go to the web site address below


Thurs 18 June, 12pm – 1.30pm Local online diabetes web-chat

Local people will have the chance to put questions about diabetes to a team of NHS experts as part of an online diabetes web-chat run by Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust. The team will comprise Helen Church, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse; Nicola Dolby, Diabetes Support Nurse/Desmond educator; and Michelle Jones, Specialist Diabetes dietitian. You can access the web-chat on the day by visiting: www.hrch.nhs.uk/diabetes-webchat

Fri 19 June, 9.30am-12.30pm Outpatients Dept.,Teddington Memorial Hospital. HRCH is launching its new Diabetes App to help patients track progress, blood glucose levels, health and well-being etc. at a diabetes information session during Diabetes Week. Go along and try it out for yourself. Free, friendly advice on all aspects of Diabetes care including enjoying a healthy lifestyle.


Richmond May Fair and Twickenham HANDS Fair went well in that we recruited a number of new members and raised over £140 at Richmond and £95 at Twickenham.

In May Elizabeth Raven-Hill and Trisha Shirt walked the six-mile route from Kew Bridge to Richmond Bridge and back and raised a grand total of £580, to be split between Kew Rotary and our group. 

Many thanks to those who not only sponsored them but also contributed to our stall’s success by way of books, bric-a-brac and CDs.

If you do have any unwanted bric-a-brac, please contact Jane Williams via phone 07985 282306 or email jwilliams117@googlemail.com.  We can collect.

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

Alastair Mackinlay, Chair                                           May 2015

Chair@DUKRT.org.uk                                             020 8941 1785