Inspire Awards – South West Regional Awards – 2019

Inspire Awards – South West Regional Awards – 2019

It was a joy to share a companionable and uplifting occasion at The Castle Hotel, Taunton, on Thursday 23rd May, when Gemma Jackson and her colleagues from the Regional Office hosted the annual Diabetes UK Inspire Awards for our South West Region. These events provide a valuable context in which our members and supporters can be recognised for their outstanding contributions in aiding the work of Diabetes UK.

For the “Supporting Diabetes Inspire Award” our own Group was honoured by it being given to our volunteer, Julia Dinsdale, through whose sterling efforts and leadership we have been able to make the transition into a Local Community Group. Gemma and her colleagues from Regional Office are to be warmly thanked for the splendid arrangements, including the afternoon cream tea, which sent us all on our ways in good heart and committed to our work for Diabetes UK in the years to come.

Julia commented: I wasn’t there to collect my award but would like to thank Tom for receiving it on my behalf.  As with all these awards it is never for just one person and I couldn’t do it without the support of all our volunteers and the good work of our colleagues at Regional Office. Thanks to everyone and maybe next year I might make it for the cream tea.