Sarah has worked with DRWF since the group’s inception in the UK in 1999, becoming Chief Executive in 2005. She has had the privilege of overseeing the development and growth of all of the charity’s activities to its current status as a recognised provider of funds for diabetes research both in the UK and around the world, and a credible source of authoritative information and award-winning support programmes, for people living with all types of diabetes.
She says ‘We are a small group in the UK, with just a dozen staff, whose focus is entirely on supporting people in their self-management of diabetes, whatever that looks like for them, whilst we’re waiting for a breakthrough in the research we fund. We were delighted last year when our Diabetes Wellness event programme was awarded a high commendation in the Empowering People with Diabetes category, and subsequently went on to receive the overall winner award in the Judges Special Award category.’
Sarah also works on secondment with Diabetes Wellness Sverige (Sweden) and is trustee of Stiftelsen Diabetes Wellness Norge (Norway).