Who We Are

In July 2011, Lucy Laycock, a British journalist, travelled to India to make a documentary about the situation for diabetics in developing world countries after attending a lecture hosted by the NCD Alliance at the European Development Days 2010.

Shortly afterwards, Lucy and three other professionals with an interest in international development and personal links to diabetes, formed The Pendsey Trust to help individuals like the ones Lucy met whilst in India.

We are all volunteers and run the charity alongside our ‘day jobs’. You can find out more about the people involved in making the The Pendsey Trust what it is today here.

To see a copy of our constitution please get in touch.

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Who We Are

  1. Hello.
    You very kindly ” liked ” our Help Madina Facebook page.
    We too are volunteers alongside our day jobs ( we are GP’s in the UK )
    I am very interested in diabetes – there is no access to insulin in Sierra Leone so we are campaigning for a national diabetes programme. We have set up a diabetes clinic ad we now have a diabetes association.
    I take a lot of insulin out in my suitcase for all of our young patients
    Please take a look at our facebook page Mydiabetes HSH Sierraleone
    It is so encouraging to raed about your work.

    1. Hi Veronica,
      Excellent work you are doing there in Sierra Leone, you are making a great difference to the lives of the children and young people you support. Diabetes is very interesting and with insulin, there is no reason why individuals can not lead a healthy and fulfilling life. The Pendsey Trust, like yourselves, will be campaigning and working with local communities in developing nations until everyone who needs insulin has sustainable access to it. I became involved in The Pendsey Trust after my son was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 6, it upsets me that other children have the same condition but not the same outcome or life chances.
      I appreciate how difficult it is to run a charity like this in your little spare time, whilst also juggling a career and other commitments. Keep up the good work and keep in touch, we are working towards to same cause.
      Jo

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