The Family Support Group was established by parents in Ayrshire in August 2015.
The committee came up with the idea of having regular events for parents, carers and relatives with children suffering from Type 1 diabetes. The aim of the group was to bring together families of children with diabetes so they could share their experiences.
The group organises several events, which cater to children aged around 4 right up to teenagers throughout the year for the children which include; Crafting Events , Halloween Parties, Bowling, Laser Quest, Climb Zone and a trip to Alton Towers .We also looking to organise, arrange and hold fund raising events such as, coffee mornings, sponsored cycles/ walks and more.
We encourage those interested to attend our group meetings which are a welcoming and social environment for children and their families/carers to discuss diabetes and any problems/ adbice they may have. Support and companionship are some of the simplest yet most important aspects of living with diabetes - this is why our group exists and we want to help in any way that we can.