Member of Parliament for Clacton

Douglas Carswell

25 NOV 2008

Diabetes campaign support

Douglas Carswell MP recently met with Mrs Sarah Hearn and her daughter Jordan Hearn, a diabetes sufferer, at the House of Commons.  Jordan, at just 10 years old, was there to lobby the government to support to the Diabetes UK campaign, which aims to raise awareness of diabetes amongst schoolchildren and help them, by providing support for children with this condition.

Diabetes is a serious problem here in the UK.  In the UK nearly 2.5 million people have been diagnosed with this condition, and there are more than half a million people with diabetes who have the condition and don’t know it!  Anything I can do to help create greater awareness surrounding diabetes then I am glad to be of some service.

With over 170, 000 members, Diabetes UK is one of the UK’s largest charities, and the organisation does a lot to help those suffering from diabetes. What’s more, the charity contributes nearly £7.5 million each year in to diabetes research. Diabetes UK also provides care support events, family days, conference courses and road shows, Douglas said, “What is staggering about all of the hard work and effort that Diabetes UK does for those with diabetes, is that it is funded through the generous donations of its members, like Sarah and Jordan Hearn.” 

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