Mr Alastair Mackinlay

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of our Chair, Alastair Mackinlay, on Saturday 10th October 2015. Alastair had a fall and died in hospital without regaining consciousness.

When Diabetes UK and Richmond NHS asked for volunteers to help set up a local Group Alastair was the first to step forward. The Group is about to celebrate ten years, and Alastair had been Chair since the start, organising the venues and speakers, arranging visits to other societies, getting us to summer fairs and writing the newsletters.  He will be sadly missed by the many people in the diabetes community who knew him.  Our thoughts are with Deirdre, his wife, and his family.

We will post information about Alastair's funeral on this website when it becomes available.

In order to avoid more stress to his family it would be appreciated if you would no longer use Alastair's contact details.

The group will need to appoint a new Chair at its AGM in February 2016 but in the meantime please contact Trisha Shirt, another Management Committee member, on 0208 941 5162 if need be.