JDRF UK Ladies' Night Event 2017

Saturday night, I had the pleasure of joining JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) UK, for their very first Ladies' event fundraiser in Wales, held at the newly established Cornerstone, in the heart of Cardiff.

The stunning venue set the backdrop for what was a brilliant night, at which I also had the honour of giving a presentation. A converted church, we were surrounded by sensational stained glass windows and ornate ceilings, whilst we listened to some wonderful live music, laughed and danced the evening away.

Organised by JDRF's regional fundraiser, friend and fellow person with diabetes Miranda, we were joined by about 100 guests, to celebrate the special people that support us everyday with our diabetes, our mums, sisters, grans, daughters... to name but a few. Which was what my talk was all about, because who better to talk about on Ladies' Night, than the women who have inspired me and supported me on my diabetes journey. From my Mum and Grandmother who supported me through my diagnosis 16 years ago, to my diabetes nurses who cared for me and showed me that women can do and be anything that they set their minds to.

But before my talk, we enjoyed a beautiful buffet from Spiros, that we shared as we got to know each other on the table. Which is one of the interesting things that happens when people with diabetes come together, that we instantly have so much to talk about! Which was the case for the whole night, as I enjoyed hearing the inspirational stories related to diabetes that had brought people to what was a brilliant event.


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