Type 1 Events update.

Thank you for your patience while the Diabetes UK events team have worked on the refresh process of typpe 1 events last year.

I am writing to provide an update following the Diabetes UK Board meeting in December. The Board of Trustees remain very passionate and supportive of Type 1 Events and they have now approved the restart of the children-only events. They also agreed our proposed programme of a mix of family weekends and children-only events.

I am sure you will appreciate there is a lot for us to do to start embedding all the great ideas from the Refresh, diligently and effectively, whilst also recruiting and establishing the new staff team. Many of you will be aware we’re already working hard planning the 2019 family weekends and we can’t wait to deliver the first one in May. But to plan and deliver the unaccompanied events without the full staff team, we feel would be too much too soon and could affect delivery. Therefore, we will launch the children-only events in 2020. Whilst this will be disappointing for many, I am sure you will agree that the quality and safety of our events is paramount. We will let you know when we have dates and venues for 2020.

We do still need volunteers for our family weekends planned for this year, so please do sign-up here to volunteer if you can. We would love to see you.