Today marks Sir Frederick Banting’s birthday, the man who discovered insulin was born 124 years ago today and this date, November 14th is officially recognised by the United Nations as World Diabetes Day. World Diabetes Day promotes awareness and gives people the opportunity to campaign and raise money for charitable causes. Last week’s blog lookedRead More
Prior to the first successful use of insulin in 1921, type 1 diabetes was a dreaded illness because it was always fatal. Diabetes was dreaded as coma and death would occur within days or weeks, but almost certainly within a couple of months from onset of symptoms. It was known that sugar worsened the condition,Read More
Children are now back at school, university students have settled into their new term. But what is the role of education for the children that are supported by The Pendsey Trust? Some children, such as Ruchita, are receiving sponsorship; this provides her with medical supplies and relieves some of the financial burden type 1 bringsRead More
Alex Swallow recently interviewed Lucy Laycock, The Pendsey Trusts founder, as part of his Social Good Six interview series. You can find out about The Pendsey Trust, what inspires Lucy and how we can help her achieve her vision of insulin access for all by following this link.
I have supported The Pendsey Trust since November 2014 by sponsoring a child and fundraising in order to reach a wider group of young people who Pendsey work with. Recently, I was reflecting upon the experience when I realised that the benefits extend well beyond the children in India and into the philosophy of ourRead More
On Thursday 25th June, friends and supporters of The Pendsey Trust gathered in London to celebrate our second anniversary at the highly acclaimed Cinnamon Restaurant in Brick Lane, London. Guests included Mary and Allan Hayes, who were some of Dr Pendsey’s first supporters within the UK, Dilan Shah, who trekked to Everest base camp lastRead More
It may be March but there’s still a chill in the air here in London, which meant the weather was perfect for the Pendsey Trust’s seasonal hog roast held at GJ’s in Wandsworth. Our winter après ski themed hog roast has become quite a hit with our fabulous supporters, and many rocked up in theirRead More