Perton & District Diabetes Support Group, Announcment of Closure

As I’m sure you are aware we have not been able to have any monthly meetings since the first lockdown in March 2020.

Going forward it is unlikely that we would be able to have meetings in a safe environment for some time yet, especially as we are classed as a vulnerable group of people.

Your committee met on 20/11/21 and discussed the current feasibility of our group, besides the current difficulties the pandemic has posed, it was noted that numbers attending our meetings had been declining and providing ‘new’ speakers was getting increasingly difficult. Taking all things in to consideration the committee concluded that it was not viable to continue with the group and therefore with deep regret and sadness have taken the difficult decision to close the PADDS group from 31/12/21.

Financial accounts will be completed to the 31/12/21 and the funds that are available to PADDS at that time will be donated to a Diabetics UK.

We would like to thank everyone in our group and our previous committee members for their commitment and especially thank our founder members, Julie Couchman, Tony Martin, Chris Martin and Maria Lynch in forming the group in 2012 and setting us on our way.

It has been a pleasure serving as committee members for this group and we are sure that over the last 9 years we have been able to support our members with diabetes and hopefully made a small difference to your lives.

Kind Regards

The Committee

Planned Meetings 2019

August 3rd – No meeting at Perton Library, but some members are meeting at the Summerhouse Bonningale at 12.00 for lunch. All are welcome,

September 7th – Speaker is Dawn O’Brien, with the topic on “General Diabetics”

October 12th – Speaker to be confirmed.

November 2nd – Speaker is Peter Rocket from Flints & Partners.

December 14th – Christmas Party (all welcome)

Planned Meetings

October 13th 2018, speaker Mrs Roz Butterworth (Singing for Health)

November 3rd 2018, speaker Mr Peter Rocket from Flints & Partners

December 8th 2018 (1 week later than our normal 1st Saturday of the month), our Christmas get together

January 2019, no meeting this month

February 2nd 2019, speaker Dr Jane Cox (General Diabetes Discussion)

March 2nd 2019, our Annual General Meeting

April 6th 2019, speaker Peter Shorrick from Diabetes UK