DRWF Educational and Fundraising Events in 2022: Getting back together again to support people living with diabetes
Published on 22 December 2021
We all need help managing our diabetes and we'd love you to join us!
This year consider joining us at one of our award-winning Diabetes Wellness events and discover some new skills, knowledge, and tools to take more control of your health and wellbeing.
DRWF Diabetes Wellness Days
We know living with all forms of diabetes can be a daily challenge. Our Diabetes Wellness Days provide a relaxed and informal setting where you can learn about the many aspects of managing your diabetes. Family members, friends and carers are encouraged to attend too.
Our days create a sense of community and bring together a wealth of information, expertise, and knowledge under one roof. Each day features an exhibition area where you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the visiting healthcare professionals, community groups, holistic practitioners and diabetes industry experts who will be on hand to offer advice on the latest diabetes-related information, products, and services.
Alongside the exhibition area, a full programme of interactive talks and workshops will take place throughout the day, all delivered by the specialist diabetes teams from your local area.
DRWF subsidise these days as part of our key objective activities and they are only £5 per person to attend.
Diabetes Wellness Family Camps
DRWF, in collaboration with children’s charity Over The Wall, will provide two annual events in 2022 for children aged 0-17 living with type 1 diabetes and their families.
Type 1 Family Camp
This two-night residential activity camp recognises the challenges that type 1 diabetes places on the whole family and offers an opportunity for bonding, serious fun, and friendship.
Camp is about making connections with other families in a similar situation and meeting new friends. You will be encouraged to try a range of activities such as high ropes, abseiling, canoeing, climbing and arts and crafts together as a family.
All the activities are designed to help create a sense of achievement and we take great pride in ensuring that every one of our campers leave camp feeling more resilient, confident, energised, and positive than when they arrived!
Volunteers, medical and nursing staff who have experience in dealing with a huge variety of paediatric conditions will be there the whole weekend to offer their support.
These camps are entirely FREE and all accommodation, food and activities are subsidised by both charities.
Camp in the Cloud
This is a FREE to attend one-day virtual camp. These innovative, inclusive, and engaging camps feature a virtual programme where families can experience the magic of a DRWF and Over the Wall camp from the comfort of their home.
Campers are given exclusive access to the bespoke Camp in the Cloud platform, where they can engage with a mixture of online and real-life activities.
There are opportunities for campers and families to interact with other families who are attending the same Camp in the Cloud, through secure message boards and fun video calls.
Campers are sent our ‘Seriously Fun Box’ in the post, containing every single resource they need to participate.
United Through Diabetes virtual event
DRWF in partnership with Diabetes Professional Care return with this FREE to attend innovative virtual event. The United Through Diabetes programme offers an informative and engaging online event aimed at people living with all forms of diabetes, as well as family members, care givers and diabetes healthcare professionals.
The comprehensive programme covers many key topics to provide personal know-how, practical tools, and information to help with good diabetes self-management.
Our aim is to help give you the confidence and knowledge you need to take control of your own health and diabetes journey.
2022 DRWF Educational Events for people living with diabetes – Dates for your diary:
Diabetes Wellness Type 1 Family Camp
Saturday, 30th April - Monday, 2nd May 2022
NAYC and ACUK, Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire
Diabetes Wellness Day South
Saturday, 14th May 2022
Solent Hotel, Whiteley, Hampshire
Diabetes Wellness Day Midlands
Saturday, 24th September 2022
Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Virtual Type 1 Family Camp Camp in the Cloud
15th October 2022
Diabetes Wellness Day North
Saturday, 26th November 2022
The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool
And more to be confirmed
Award-winning educational events programme
DRWF’s Diabetes Wellness Day events have been recognised by the Sanofi Diabetes (QiC) Quality in Care Award Programme and are the recipients of a national award in Empowering People with Diabetes. This national award recognises innovative practice demonstrating quality in diabetes management, education, and services for people with diabetes and/or their families, throughout the UK. In November 2018 DRWF was also thrilled to be awarded Charity of the Year at the Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) Industry Awards.
We only ask a nominal registration fee of £5 per person to attend each of the Diabetes Wellness Days. Your registration fee includes the full programme, the exhibition area, all-day refreshments, a healthy lunch, delegate bag and parking. If you need to travel, special hotel rates can also be provided.
To request an event registration form and for more information about all DRWF events in 2022, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone DRWF Events Co-ordinator, Lee Calladine on 023 9263 6133
DRWF Fundraising Events upcoming activities for 2022
5K-a-day Step Challenge
Cardiff Half Marathon
Great Birmingham Half Marathon
Spinnaker Tower Abseil
Ride London 100
Date TBC (September)
Great South Run
The Big Give
Vitality London 10,000
TrekFest Three Peaks]
Child Dress Down Campaign