Hayley Gedney

Award for diabetes volunteer Hayley

An incredible volunteer who has dedicated her time to supporting people with diabetes in her local community has been presented with an award by Diabetes UK.

Hayley Gedney, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2017, works tirelessly to support people living with diabetes in her local area.

She was instrumental in setting up peer support groups in Spalding and Long Sutton, and these groups have gone from strength to strength since 2019.

In addition to developing and delivering this vital support network, Hayley also backs key Diabetes UK national campaigns.

This week her incredible contribution was recognised, as she was presented with a Diabetes UK East Midlands Inspire Award for supporting others.

Peter Shorrick, Diabetes UK Midlands and East Regional Head, said: “Hayley’s dedication to Diabetes UK is phenomenal, and we are so grateful to her for everything she does to support our work.

“Nothing is too much trouble for Hayley; she has helped so many people living with the condition in her local area.

“Our volunteers and fundraisers are out there working hard in the community day in and day out.

“Our much-needed work wouldn’t be possible without their incredible support and I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of our volunteers for the enormous difference they make every day.”

The Inspire Awards celebrate Diabetes UK’s dedicated volunteers who campaign to improve the quality of care available to people with diabetes.

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