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Sep

Diabetes UK Is Looking for Volunteers

Are you passionate about helping others? Are you keen to make a difference in your local community? Are you thirsty to learn new skills and volunteer for a national charity? Are you concerned about diabetes and want to do your bit to raise awareness?

Diabetes UK is recruiting volunteers to form a task force in Liverpool to work as a team to raise awareness about foot care and education for people living with diabetes in the area. This is your opportunity to make a real difference to people affected by diabetes and help us move closer to a world where diabetes can do no harm.

In the UK there are more than 20 leg, foot or toe amputations every day because of diabetes. This is shocking as four out of five of these amputations are preventable. Liverpool is no different and in fact are above the national average for diabetes related lower limb amputations. This is why we think it is so important to highlight the importance of footcare and education for people with diabetes in Liverpool. If people are equipped with more knowledge about diabetes and how to manage it then hopefully some of the devastating complications like amputation could be avoided.

This is a fantastic opportunity to allow volunteers to use their own ideas, plan a way to organise their task force, galvanise their community whilst also meeting new people and providing each other with peer support.

The task force will work together across a 12-month period to deliver a series of events/activities with the aim of highlighting the importance of foot care and education in the Liverpool area.

 

For more information, contact Jessica Graham, Volunteer Coordinator, on 01925 644 566 or email jessica.graham@diabetes.org.uk.

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