Council Goes Blue for World Diabetes Day
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council turned Newry Town Hall blue on Wednesday, 14 November to mark World Diabetes Day.
The theme for this year’s World Diabetes Day was ‘family’ as diabetes affects both the individual and their families.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin said, “The Council was pleased to highlight this important issue by turning the Town Hall blue. Improving the health and wellbeing of all our citizens is something the Council takes very seriously and diabetes is a disease that has been on the increase throughout Northern Ireland and our own Council area.
“Aside from lighting up the Town Hall, the Council marked the day by providing information sessions for our own staff. These focused on how to minimise the risk of developing diabetes and information on healthy eating and physical activity.”
Jillian Patchett, National Director for Diabetes UK Northern Ireland said, “Diabetes doesn’t just impact the individual living with this lifelong condition but it also has an impact on the people around that person. We want to use World Diabetes Day to raise awareness about this serious condition and also say thank you to our diabetes family. These are the people who share our worries and concerns, those who carry hypo treatments “just in case”, the friends and healthcare professionals who go the extra mile to help support people living with diabetes.
“We are grateful to the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council for its support and for going blue on 14 November.”Back