Previous Activities for the Norwich and District Diabetes Youth Group

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Pictures and reports from earlier events

Have you got any ideas for activities you would like to see happening in the group, or do you have any spare time to help? We would be very pleased to hear from you!

Snow Tubing Feb 2014

On Sunday 16th February we were at Trowse for our first event of 2014. This event was publicised only on our Facebook page and within 3 days we had a full take up of 40 places.

This has proved a very popular event, therefore it is being held again in May, Not only the children, but also the adults enjoyed this morning of fun.

We were fortunate enough to be accompanied by the bright clear blue sky and sunshine to make the day even more enjoyable, after previous weeks of heavy rain.

There was an added bonus of a cheque presentation from Mrs Helen Colebroke and her daughter Leah. They had donated the sum of £1,297.79 raised from the sale of naked calendars (!) to our Diabetes Youth Group, which we are exceptionally grateful for to help towards the costs of our forthcoming family events.

Christmas Party Dec 2013

On Saturday 7th December, the Youth Group held their ever popular Christmas Party with almost 100 guests on the day, all enjoying the festive tunes and being entertained with party songs from our regular DJ/Chairman: 'Steve's Disco'

The buffet this year was arranged, prepared and collected from the local Sainsbury's supermarket. Table top prizes were donated by local companies to accompany the main prizes of a Kindle Fire, £100 cash and a luxury hamper that the group purchased with available funds.

We were also entertained with guitar and singing a by the lovely voice of Shania Scott - thanks Shania!

Thanks goes out to all the committee members that helped out on this event, The Gas Social club for letting us take full control of the building and of course our own regular Santa for calling on the children and handing out all the presents.

A Christmas Party has already been mentioned for this year. Do you have any suggestions or new ideas? If so get in touch with us and tell us your thoughts!

Christmas Party Dec 2012

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In December we held our annual Christmas Party at the Gas Social Club. The afternoon went well with a finger buffet, disco and entertainment from Steve Pizey our resident DJ and Chairman.

It is always a great chance to have some family Christmas fun and also to socialise with other parents and children from the group.

A raffle was drawn towards the end of the afternoon and there was a visit from Father Christmas who gave out presents to all the children. The event was a huge success and one we repeat each year!

Christmas Party
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Christmas Party
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Christmas Party
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Diabetes Paediatric Games

In August, Jane Clark - Diabetes Nurse, NNUH organised participation in the PAEDIATRIC DIABETES EAST OF ENGLAND GAMES 2012. We had a team of 12 children who competed in a range of sporting events, all received medals and certificates.

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Hilltop Activity Weekend 31st Aug - 2nd Sept 2012

The Norwich & District Diabetes Youth Group took a party of 8 to 16 year olds to the Hilltop Outdoor Centre for a weekend full of adventure.

Activities ranged from a gruelling Assault Course, Rock Climbing, Archery, Swimming, the exhilarating Super Swing, Power Fan and - of course the infamous Big Zipper. The evenings included toasted marshmallows by the camp fire and a Quiz night with Disco.

Many of the youngsters had been to similar weekends in previous years, but for some, the weekend break was their first opportunity to spend time away from their parents and to become more involved in their diabetes control with the security of group and medical staff on-hand.

Camp Fire & Games Room
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