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World Health Day 2016: Support Diabetes Research here in Nottingham

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April.  This year, the aim of World Health Day is to increase awareness about the rise in diabetes, and to trigger action to tackle diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic illness in which either the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, or when the body can’t effectively use the insulin it produces. An important part of managing diabetes is to eat a healthy, balanced diet.World Health Day

Nottingham Hospitals Charity is asking supporters to do their bit for diabetes research right here in Nottingham, by holding their own health-themed bake sale on 7 April to raise money for our Diabetes Research Fund.

Fundraisers can get in touch to receive their fundraising pack, which contains ideas and inspiration for cakes and bakes which replace sugar with sweetener, butter with low-fat spread, and explore the world of alternative baking – did someone say beetroot in brownies?!

Fundraiser Joanne Benbow says: “We’re really excited to encourage fundraisers to support local diabetes research by taking part in our World Health Day healthy bake sale. Plus it’s always great to explore healthier alternatives to our favourite cakes and sweets!”

It is free to take part and you can choose to collect for Diabetes Research, or for any other area of the hospitals which is close to your heart. Please get in touch to receive your fundraising pack by emailing joanne.benbow@nuh.nhs.uk or calling 0115 962 7905.


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