Christmas Appeal 2013
This festive season, give a gift that matters…
Each year, Diabetes Australia – Vic organises camps for young people (from 4 to 17 years of age) living with type 1 diabetes. In 2013, we hosted six camps for 270 young people, including two camps specifically for families.
Unfortunately, places to attend these camps are limited and this year almost 200 young people living with type 1 diabetes missed out.
This festive season, we are seeking your well-needed support to offer more young people the opportunity to attend one of our life-changing camps.
Lisa and her 8-year-old daughter Cecilia attended our autumn camp this year:
“Cecilia had the best time! She hasn’t stopped talking about camp and is so chuffed that she was confident enough to give some of her own injections – a big step forward for her. Keep up the great work of supporting our young children as they face the challenges of living with diabetes every day of their lives. It is important for them to have fun and meet others!” – Lisa
Diabetes camps connect young people living with type 1 diabetes who face similar daily challenges. They provide a non-clinical, relaxed and supportive environment where young people can share their experiences, develop confidence in managing their diabetes and grow as individuals.
We have already received approximately 450 applications for our diabetes camps in 2014. Unfortunately, many will be disappointed.
Make a tax-deductible donation to our Christmas Appeal today, and you can give more young people living with type 1 diabetes the chance to attend camp. Call 1300 136 588 or donate online.
Together, we can make a difference. Thank you.