Next fundraiser for Health or­gan­i­sa­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

THE Re­think Men­tal Health Char­ity stalls held on the Town Hall Green on May 2 and 9 raised raised £203.56 and £88.70 re­spec­tively.

Many thanks to all those who made pur­chases and dona­tions.

The next Town Hall Green stall sell­ing books and bric-brac will be weather per­mit­ting on Satur­day June 27, start­ing at 9am.


Group Co-or­di­na­tor South Bucks Re­think Group able to pro­vide a sta­ble and se­cure home and have a spare room, please con­tact us to­day.

I am sure that, like me, most of you will find it hard to be­lieve that so many young peo­ple have to be sent miles away from familiar sur­round­ings and friends be­cause we don’t have enough of our own foster car­ers.

On av­er­age, there are around 430 looked-af­ter chil­dren at any one time in Buck­ing­hamshire – and yet we only have one foster carer per 1,000 house­holds.

If you want to find out more, con­tact our First Step team for a chat. You won’t have to make a com­mit­ment un­til you are en­tirely sat­is­fied fos­ter­ing is right for you.

Email first­, visit­ter­ing or call 0800 160 1900.

LIN HAZELL Cabi­net Mem­ber for Chil­dren’s Ser­vices

In the UK, there are around 3.8 mil­lion peo­ple who have di­a­betes. There are 3.2 mil­lion peo­ple living with Type 1 and Type 2 di­a­betes, and around 630,000 more who have Type 2 di­a­betes but don’t know they have it be­cause they haven’t yet been di­ag­nosed.

If not man­aged well, both Type 1 and Type 2 di­a­betes can lead to dev­as­tat­ing com­pli­ca­tions. Di­a­betes is the lead­ing cause of blind­ness in peo­ple of work­ing age in the UK and is a ma­jor cause of lower limb am­pu­ta­tion, kid­ney fail­ure and stroke.

Peo­ple with di­a­betes in Buck­ing­hamshire want­ing to share their sto­ries are in­vited to con­tact Di­a­betes UK. Send a brief sum­mary of your ex­pe­ri­ence with di­a­betes via email to south.east@ di­a­

JILL STEATON Di­a­betes UK Re­gional Manager

South East

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