We plan to run a number of other events later on in the year:
• April / May 2018 – Meeting : Living with Diabetes (Repeat session where our young Chair will talk about growing up with Type 1)
• May 2018 – Swim Party at Westminster lodge (Generally for 8+ when we’ve run this in the past)
• July 2018 – Picnic in the Park (Relaxed event for families to meet & kids to play)
• Sep 2018 – Ten Pin Bowling (Probably aimed at teens – but parents & younger siblings welcome!)
• Oct 2018 – Skateboard Session at Pioneer Club (Includes a qualified instructor and chance to practice new founds skills)
• Oct/Nov 2018 – Meeting : Technology Update (Repeat session where our Treasurer will explain some more latest advances in the growing accessible Diabetes technology field)
|When 2018||Future Event||Who||Where||Book|
|Sunday March 4th 3pm||Roller City||Everyone||Roller City Welwyn Garden City||Book on Eventbrite|
We meet at the St Albans Irish Centre. Location: Cotlandswick/North Orbital Rd, St Albans AL2 1DW (Take the A414, heading SW from the London Colney Roundabout. Take first turning left, look out for ‘Sports Club’ sign before the turn, then the ‘Irish Centre’ sign at the turning.)
Past Events & Meetings
DASH is a long established support group and has historically offered regular meetings for parents (often with guest speakers) and a few family/ teen events each year.
We met at The Pioneer Club, the oldest indoor skatepark in the UK, for an afternoon of skating fun! We were lucky enough to have a coach on the day, so whether you had a skateboard, scooter, roller boots or blades you could give it a go!!
Roller City & AGM – Sun, Feb 26th, it was FREE!
The near-annual DASH Roller City Skate Party this year saw 61 attending – our biggest ever event! We had 2 hours of the exclusive use of the rink and dedicated party area.
In January, 2017 we held a ‘Diabetes Tech talk & discussion’. One of our young members Dawn Richardson accompanied her Dad to share her experiences of living with advanced monitoring technology such as having BG results on her wrist and visible to carers.
With 30+ years working in IT and almost 14 years with diabetes intruding in the family, our Treasurer of 13 years (David Richardson) shared observations and insights into technology options available now to help manage the condition.
Since setting Dawn up with Nightscout, David has also developed a PC application that performs trend analysis on BG results. He has released it for free use, and at the event you can receive details of a Google Drive link to download your free copy.
This event was very well attended and a great discussion followed the talk. Thanks to Dawn & David.
In 2016 (November, March & May) & Nov 2915 we held parties for children. Over 40 children enjoyed the fun and new friendships were made. DASH were able to largely fund these event, due to donations from members & friends.Thank you so much!
We are very fortunate to be chosen to be a beneficiary of Harpenden Lions Club’s ‘Highland Gathering’ this year. It was on Sunday 10th July at Rothamstead Park, Harpenden. It was an exciting day with lots of things to do and great entertainment, despite the wet start! Any funds that we are fortunate to get, will be used to fund more activities for families affected by T1D.
|Sat 11 November 5.30||Skating session||all welcome||The Pioneer Club Heathlands Drive Harpenden Road St. Albans AL3 5AY|
|Sunday 16 July 12.30||Summer Picnic||all welcome||Verulamium Park St Albans AL3 4SW|
|Saturday May 13 6 – 8pm||Inflatables Swim Party||age 8+||Westminster Lodge St Albans|
|Sunday Feb 26 6-8pm||Roller Skating & AGM||Family event||Roller City Welwyn Garden Centre|
|Tuesday Jan 31 8pm||Tech talk & discussion||parents and older children||St Albans Irish Centre|
|Sunday 13 Nov 2.15pm – 3.30pm||Climbing Wall Party||Children age 4-6||Westminster Lodge St Albans|
|Sunday 13 Nov 2.15pm – 4.00pm||Climbing Wall Instructed Session||Children age 7+||Westminster Lodge St Albans|
|Tuesday 8 Nov 8pm||Talk and Q&A with a Clinical Psychologist||Parents||St Albans Irish Centre|
|Sunday 10 July 10am-5pm||Harpenden Lions Club's 'Highland Gathering'||families||Rothamstead ParkHarpenden|
|Tuesday 17 May 8pm||two reseach talks (Refining vaccine to prevent Type 1 & Islet Transplants)||all welcome||St Albans Irish Centre|
|Saturday 7 May 7-9pm||Inflatables Swim Party||age 8+||Westminster Lodge St Albans|
|Saturday 19 March 4.30-6.30pm||Active Ants Party||age 7 & under||Westminster Lodge St Albans|
|Tuesday 1 December 8pm||Christmas Social inc Bodyshop products||all welcome||St Albans Irish Centre|
|Saturday 7 November 6pm||Swim party||under 10s||Westminster Lodge St Albans|
|Tues 2 June||Speaker – Barbara Young (CEO of Diabetes UK)||all||St Albans Irish Centre|
|26 April 3pm-6pm||Family Bowling||family event||Hollywood Bowl Woodside Leisure Park Garston WD25 7JZ|
|Tues 24 Mar||'Living with Diabetes' with a Diabetes panel||parent meeting||St Albans Irish Centre|
|Jan 11 6pm-8pm||Roller City & AGM find it||family event||Welwyn Garden City|
|July 15||Teen Bowling||Teen members (& parents/siblings)||Woodside Park in Garston|
|June 24||talk by Diabetes UK||Parents||Marshalswick Community Centre St Albans|
|Spring||Talk and discussion with young adult living with T1||Parents & teens||Marshalswick Community Centre St Albans|
Previous events: Summer BBQs; New Year family disco & fish’n’chip supper; Christmas party Other speakers have included: The President of Diabetes UK; CEO of JDRF; Dietician; Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses; Pump & meter manufacturers. Topics have included carb counting, research, foods, fund raising and inspirational talks about living with Diabetes. What would you like us to organise? Email firstname.lastname@example.org