Pride of Swindon award winner Phoebe Maddison is picking up yet more accolades, winning a volunteering award from the charity Diabetes UK.
Phoebe Maddison,12, from North Swindon was presented with the Young Person’s Outstanding Contribution at the charity’s Inspire Awards in recognition of her videos talking about what life is like for a young person with Type 1 diabetes.
Phaedra Perry, regional head of the South West at Diabetes UK, said: “Phoebe shows immense talent and skill in describing living with Type 1, and shows other young people with Type 1 that they are not on their own. Her video highlights the myths around diabetes and it educates and inspires others.
“Through our Inspire Awards we thank our hard working volunteers, like Phoebe for their contributions and highlight the positive difference their work has made to the lives of people who are living with diabetes.”
Phoebe said: “I’m so happy, it was absolutely amazing to win the Inspire Award. I’m really grateful to everyone who has supported me. All I am doing is the best I can to educate other people about Type 1 diabetes.”
Diabetes UK has over 400 registered volunteers in the South West region, many of whom also belong to the charity’s thirty local support groups.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer for Diabetes UK, or to join a local support group, call 01823 448260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.