Charity and Voluntary Sector
DUK: Two thirds of people with Type 1 diabetes and almost half of Type 2 patients do not receive all 9 annual health checks to manage their diabetes effectively, according to the biggest ever audit of diabetes in England & Wales. It also identified substantial regional variations in both the prevalence & treatment of complications such as kidney failure and dialysis.
The National Diabetes Audit 2010 shows children & young people are less likely to receive all the recommended checks, such as blood pressure, blood glucose and foot checks. The report also revealed that more than 800,000 people with diabetes have high risk blood glucose levels putting them at increased risk of complications.
MoD: An Olympic rower, a rap star and TV celebrities took part in a 24-hour charity one-million-metre row recently in an attempt to raise £1m for Armed Forces charities. Row2Recovery is a new charitable campaign which began with the aim of supporting a mixed crew of able-bodied & wounded soldiers and veterans in their attempt to row from the Canaries to Barbados starting in December 2011.
Since then, it has morphed into a huge fundraising campaign, which was launched on Friday 24 June 2011 at Horse Guards Parade in London. The challenge involved rowing 1m metres in shifts on rowing machines to raise cash for military charities ABF The Soldiers' Charity, SSAFA, Help for Heroes, Battle Back and Combat Stress.