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News – Y4 cont.

Tuesday 14 November 2017 – World Diabetes Day


The Michael Clements Diabetes Centre at Watford General Hospital was buzzing earlier this month!

MGDF founder, Joanne Green with trustees, Gary & Simone Silver and Catherine Baldwin presented a cheque to the Diabetes Centre for £15,000.

This presentation was supported by our patron Baroness Dorothy Thornhill, Elected Mayor of Watford; Professor Steve Barnett, Chair of West Herts NHS Trust; Katie Fisher CEO of West Herts NHS Trust; Dr Michael Clements, MGDF patron and diabetes centre’s namesake; dedicated diabetes centre staff, Sonia, Karen and newest recruit, James whose appointment pilot was funded by The MGDF.

Also in attendance were West Herts NHS Trust’s Lisa Emery, Chief Information Officer; Louise Halfpenny, Director of Communications and photographer Jo.

We are very grateful for the warm reception and are delighted that the money will be helping with the roll-out of the new FreeStyle Libre Sensors to groups of patients at the centre.

You can see James expertly ‘modelling’ the FreeStyle Libre Sensor here – a ‘patch’ worn for 2 weeks whilst careful monitoring is enabled by scanning the patch with the handheld device.

See the article in the Watford Observer covering the event.

Sunday 12 November 2017 – 5th World Wide Aquathon

HUGE THANKS to Karen Charles for choosing to support The MGDF in the 5th World Wide Aquathon.

We are incredible grateful to Karen for all the work she has done for our charity and we look forward to further collaboration in the future.

Sunday 5th November 2017 – Supper Quiz

HUGE THANKS to all who helped with our SUPPER QUIZ event – we raised c£5000 on the night – WOW! Well done everyone!

Thanks to Quizmaster Jem Silverstone & wife Gina for keeping us all in order – also to Jeremy Bard for his words of thanks on the night. Thank you to our whole team of amazing volunteers who helped the evening run smoothly. 

Pictured below are the team of lucky winners…eager to claim their winning goodie bags, kindly supplied by Tesco (Borehamwood) and their well-deserved medals!

SPECIAL THANKS to Barclays Corporate for their kind sponsorship of our Supper Quiz event – glad you enjoyed the evening and we look forward to doing it all again next year!

Our gratitude to all our kind sponsors and supporters: Tesco (Borehamwood); Denise Phillips; Haven Bistro & Bar; TeamTogs Ltd; Hollywood Bowl; Majestic Wine; George’s Fish ’n’ Chip Shop; Triangle Pensions (Simon Lawrence); Baker Smith (Mark Smith; Beaver Travel (Gary Green); Purple Marketing (Jeremy Silverstone); CB Graphics (Catherine Baldwin); Global CV Group (Nick Baldwin); Woodhill Security; AKPM Print Management (Alan Levy); Accord IT (Mohammad Raza); and venue 96 Shenley Road for the use of their superb facilities.

Finally, photo credits to Kenny Durbin Photography for covering the event and offering guest portraits on the night. www.kjdurbinphotography.co.uk

Friday 3rd November – Watford Weekly Business Quiz Night

We were delighted to attend the Halloween Quiz Night organised by David Sawyer at Watford Weekly Business, a local networking group. It was a fantastic evening and we were pleased to meet with many of the members (with some familiar faces!). Thank you for the kind donation of the proceeds and raffle takings from the evening – final figures are an amazing £330 raised for MGDF – THANK YOU everyone!

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