Ipswich Choral Society is keen to support local charities, both financially with fund-raising events and by raising awareness amongst ICS members and concert audiences. Our chosen charity for 2018 is the Ipswich and District Support Group, Diabetes UK and we will be helping raise awareness at our Bernstein Centenary concert on 20 October.
The Diabetes UK Ipswich and District Support Group is one of over 350 voluntary groups situated throughout the UK. The group was launched in March 2015. Their goal is to provide support and educate people living with diabetes as well as their family, friends and anyone else who are interested in knowing more about type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Regular open events are social gatherings for people who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to have the opportunity to talk to those in a similar situation and receive support. Family and friends are most welcome to come along, with the added bonus of refreshments available free of charge with no admission charge or joining fee!
Support and companionship are some of the simplest yet most important aspects of living with diabetes – this is why the Ipswich and District Support group exists and want to help in any way that they can.
Would you consider to be a Group Support Helper? Ipswich and District Support Group are currently looking for volunteers as the group goes from strength to strength. Dealing with more requests for providing awareness events within the local area, help is required for these events.