Diabetes Queensland, the only charity that represents people who
live with all types of diabetes, hosted a special event in
Toowoomba this week.
Throughout Queensland, we are helped in our work by people who
want to do more than join the organisation. Earlier this week we
hosted some of the people in the Darling Downs region who dig deep
and donate to help Diabetes Queensland deliver the research funds,
events and services for people with diabetes.
Over 50 valued supporters joined us for a Donor Morning Tea in
Toowoomba's Gip's Restaurant.
Two inspiring Queenslanders also received Kellion awards
in recognition of their journey living with type 1 diabetes for 50
or more years.
Jennifer Handley and Albert Schwerin received their Kellions
from Toowoomba endocrinologist Dr Sheila Cook, who attended
especially to help make the Kellion presentation the formal
recognition of resilience that it was designed to be.
Kellions recipients, Jennifer Handley and Albert
Schwerin, at Diabetes Quensland's Donor Morning Tea in
We also took the opportunity to present the Rotary Satellite
Club of Toowoomba Garden City, represented by President Ed Thomas
and Daniel McNamara, with a special certificate of
The club held a 10-pin bowling fundraiser last month for
Diabetes Queensland and the RSPCA, which raised $1,500 for our
Thank you to all who attended the morning tea, thank you to all
who help the diabetes community through your support of Diabetes
Queensland. We promise to do the best we can with the support you
so generously give us.