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Sponsor the Diabetes Diamonds dragon boat teams – Also places available for fundraising rowers!

Sponsor the Diabetes Diamonds dragon boat teams – Also places available for fundraising rowers!

Help the DRWF and Hicom teams at the Portsmouth Rotary Dragon Boat Festival reach their fundraising target.

Published: Apr 18, 2018
Category: Get involved

DRWF has teamed up with Hicom to enter rowing teams for the annual Portsmouth Rotary Dragon Boat Race - as the Diabetes Diamonds.

We are asking for your support to help reach our fundraising target of £1,400 for this event - held at Lakeside North harbour, Portsmouth on Sunday, 13th May 2018.

We still have a few spaces available if you would like to join our team!

As it is DRWF’s 20th year we have entered a team of 20 rowers. If you would like to take part as a rower we would love you to get in touch as a fundraising volunteer to join in the fun on the day. No experience necessary.

Having taken part in the event for the last three years our best position has been third - which we will be hoping to beat this year!

How your money is spent

If every one of our 6,500 Diabetes Wellness Network members pledged £3 in support of the DRWF Diabetes Diamonds we would raise £19,500, which covers the cost of one research grant of which we aim to award six each year.

We are investing in a brighter future for people with diabetes - will you help us do that?

Hicom have been working with clinicians in the field of diabetes for over 20 years, developing solutions that increase the efficiency and reliability of healthcare processes and deliver accurate data for the improvement of clinical and operational decision making.

Hicom, in partnership with DRWF, work to raise the profile of the research being done into the prevention and cure for diabetes.

DRWF funds vital diabetes research to establish the causes; develop improved management and treatment options; and ultimately find a cure, we aim to ensure that people have access to the right information and support to develop a proactive self-care approach to successful self-management, to ensure that they are ‘staying well until a cure is found...’

To volunteer as a fundraising rower for the Diabetes Diamonds please contact DRWF Community Fundraiser Karen Scott at:, or by calling 023 9263 7808

 Pledge your support to DRWF at:
Alternatively, please call: 023 9263 7808 to make a donation 
For more information about DRWF Fundraising events please visit:

 Thank you! Every donation really does make a difference!

Category: Get involved