Diabetes Family Fun Day

Sharing experiences and supporting each other is so important to patients and families treated at Alder Hey and we are proud to fund experiences to help facilitate this.

One example of an action-packed event that helped support our young patients was the Diabetes Family Fun Day, funded by a grant for £1800 from Alder Hey Charity. Anna Simmons, a Clinical Psychologist from the Diabetes team, told us about the event.

“Thanks to the grant from Alder Hey Charity we were able to give our patients and their families the opportunity to attend a Diabetes Family Fun Day at KAPOW. All young people from the Diabetes Service were invited and we were delighted to take 14 patients, 28 family members and 7 staff by coach to Heaton Park in Manchester. The event, organised by the Diabetes charity JDRF, included an inflatable obstacle course and there were Superhero goody bags with snacks, drinks and hypo treatment. There were also mementos of the day and celebration certificates handed out to all the participants. We gathered for a sociable (and very tasty!) lunch served from the park café before heading back to Alder Hey. A great time was had by all and the families loved seeing a different side to their medical team! A very big thank you from the families and the Diabetes Team for the funds that enabled this to happen.”
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