Daisy Jones

Daisy's Botswana Diabetes Partnership Project 2023

Fundraising for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
£5,615
raised of £3,000 target
With your help we can improve healthcare globally, by enabling health care workers to share skills, knowledge and training.

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In April 2023 I will be travelling to Botswana with a team of fellow type 1 teenagers and diabetes health care professionals from across the East of England.

We will be travelling to Botswana to attend a diabetes education camp with children and young people with type 1 diabetes from across Botswana. Access to diabetes education and care for young people in Botswana can be very limited and so we are hoping that by raising money to run this education camp we will provide them with an opportunity to come together to learn about how to become independent in the management of diabetes as we share with each other experiences of what it is like to grow up with type 1 in our 2 different cultures.

We will also be helping to run and deliver a teaching symposium for health care professionals from across Botswana about the management of type 1 diabetes in childhood. This will build on the work that our colleagues started when they travelled to Botswana in 2019. We hope that by providing greater access to education we will be able to improve outcomes for children and young people with type 1 diabetes in Botswana. 

As a team of young people we will also be working with our type 1 friends in Botswana to help develop and promote an online social media community for CYP with type 1 from across Botswana. This will be a place where they can come and share experiences and support and access peer to peer education that they might find hard to access in person as they live in a remote location. This is something that we take for granted in the UK but is so vital for the physical and mental well being for us as young people with type 1.

As a team of young people we have been tasked with raising the funds needed to deliver the symposium and run the diabetes education camp - any donation that you can give will go directly to help improving the lives and outcomes for children and young people with type 1 diabetes across Botswana.

We have been set the challenge to raise £3000 each. These funds will go towards helping educate and support the young diabetics of Botswana.

Thank you for your support

#botswanadiabetespartnershipproject2023



About the campaign

With your help we can improve healthcare globally, by enabling health care workers to share skills, knowledge and training.

About the charity

We want to ensure that every patient at Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals experiences the highest quality of care available. We raise funds for cutting edge technology, additional specialist staff and extra comforts for patients, over and above what is possible with NHS funding alone.

Donation summary

Total raised
£5,614.98
+ £711.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£5,614.98
Offline donations
£0.00

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