Recent News

Oct 18, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: bexadmin


The Committee wishes all members a warm welcome.

Please click on Programme to see forthcoming meeting dates and speakers.

The Committee offer a full programme, with a few favourite speakers returning and some interesting new speakers


VENUE and TIME of our meetings

All meetings start at 2pm in the Bagnall Hall, 25, Sackville Road, Bexhill, TN39 3JD - through the double glass doors to the right of Bexhill Caring Community shop. In the interval, tea & biscuits are served and a raffle is available. Meetings are planned to end at 4pm approx. and are held on the 2nd TUESDAY of the month (not August).

 

If you have a problem finding transport to get to a meeting the Committee may be able to find you a lift. Please telephone Christine Warwick, 01424 214103


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 













 

 































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FOR A FULL LIST OF THIS YEAR'S EVENTS

CLICK OUR PROGRAMME PAGE (when available)

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Programme

OUR 2019 PROGRAMME:


TUESDAY 8th JANUARY 2019:

Our Guest Speaker was Mr Stuart Hardie who now retired after spending 30 years with the Metropolitan Police Force.  His talk was about his involvement in the Iranian Embassy Siege and what went on behind the scenes.


TUESDAY 12th FEBUARY 2019:

We held our 7th AGM which was well attended.    We now have a new Chairman, Michael Clark and a new Committee Member David Nicholls.   Our Guest Speaker was Mr Peter Mitchell-Davis, Vice President from the Bexhill Hospital League of Friends.

Your annual subscription is now due for renewal (£5-00).


TUESDAY 12th MARCH 2019:

17 Members and 3 Guests attended the meeting despite the most awful weather conditions.  Our Members were entertained by Guest Speaker Claire Baldry, local poet who entertained us with poems and a general sing along about Bexhill.  Her husband has Type 1 diabetes and spoke on how it has influenced her writing.


TUESDAY 9th APRIL 2019:

30 Members attended our April Meeting.  Our Guest Speaker was Mika Dave, Acute Foot and At Risk Foot Lead with the NHS who advised on foot care for diabetics and also answered many questions fielded by the Members.


TUESDAY 16TH APRIL 2019:

Members Annual Spring lunch at the Egerton Indoor Bowling Club.  To book a place please call the Administrator on 01424 214103.



TUESDAY 14th MAY 2019:

Our Guest Speaker, Jay Wootten, Charity Fund Raiser for Hastings Direct, was unable to attend due to having to work in Leicester.  It was the sad duty of the Group Administrator to advise members that their newly appointed Chairman of 3 months had passed away.    We will miss Michael Clark. Following this news we decided to have a couple of quizzes, tea break and calling the raffle.


THURSDAY 30TH MAY 2019

Today we said goodbye to our good friend Michael Clark at Eastbourne Crematorium,  The service took place at 12 noon in the Familoy Chapel and was attended by family and so many of his friends including the Bexhill Diabetes Support Group Committee and several members of the Group.


SATURDAY 8TH JUNE 2019:

The Group had a couple of tables at the League of Friends of Bexhill Hospital Fair.  The day started very cloudy and extremely windy.  We survived although several gazebos were blown over/destroyed.  We managed to raise £88.40 after expenses which will be used to continue to keep the Group financially safe.  Thank you to all those who came along and supported us.


SUNDAY 9th JUNE - SATURDAY 15th JUNE 2019:

Diabetes awareness week.


TUESDAY 11th JUNE 2019:

Our Guest Speaker tody was Dr Binodh Bhaskaran, lead Diabetic Doctor for Hastings & Rother based at Little Common Surgery.  He gave a power point presentation which reminded members about the causes of diabetes, informed members of new formats in the NHS for diabetics and how we should look after our bodies in order to live a long and health life.

Members were also reminded that items are needed for the raffle and also for the Christmas Hampers (3) which will be raffled at our December meeting.


TUESDAY 9th JULY 2019:

Unfortuntely Dr Kumar, one of our leading NHS Diabetes Consultants, based at the Conquest Hospital had to cancel  his visit and we were able to obtain the services of Jackie Haggerty of the Bexhill Caring Community shop .  She explained that for £25.00 a year, people could obtain the services of cleaners, gardners etc and also have hospital transport by private vehicle.   She was thanked for her talk and presented with a bottle of wine.


THE GROUP DOES NOT MEET DURING AUGUST.


TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2019:

Karen Pearson of Health In Mind, Long Term Conditions Service, gave a very interesting talk to Members on how their mental health could affect their diabetes.


TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER 2019:

We welcome back Dr Kumar, one of our leading NHS Diabetes Consultants, based at the Conquest Hospital and there will be a question and answer session.   Members will be invited to ask questions and Dr Kumar will answer these as fully as possible.


TUESDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2019:

Christine King from the Stroke Association will be attending with a Stoke Survivor.


TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2019:

This meeting will be a social one, entertainment and a festive buffet, to include a raffle. 



The suggested Programme may have to change if the Speaker is unable to turn up.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 

 

 

 

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