The Telford and District Voluntary Group of the British Diabetic Association now Diabetes Uk was formed in 1979 as a sub-branch of the Shrewsbury and District Branch. In 1980 we became a full branch in our own right. Over the last twenty six years we have held meetings, raised money and generally tried to bring the awareness of diabetes to a great many people in the area.
We meet monthly on the first Wednesday, (except January and August) at The Elizabethan, 65 Park Lane, Woodside, Telford, TF7 5LJ, when we normally have a speaker relating to an aspect of diabetes, over the years we have had consultants in diabetes, chiropodists, opticians, general practitioners, diabetes specialist nurses and we have also had people talking about alternative types of medicine.
We try to raise money so that we can send money for research purposes and over the years we have sent several thousands of pounds.