Still part of the team - Remembering Lynwood Newman
This included members of the police force, fire brigade and he even went to give talks inside prisons for the prisoners. He also gave many talks about American history topics to raise funds for the charity.
As a homeopathic practitioner, Lynwood would donate 100% of the treatment fees to DRWF.
Lynwood took part in a DRWF skydive which he said afterwards was one of the highlights in his life. Lynwood actively took part in many fundraising events whilst dressed as his alter ego Captain Insulin and he even held a Zumba class dressed as “The Captain”.
Lee Calladine, DRWF event co-ordinator, said: “I have so many memories of Lynwood since our first meeting way back in 2006, probably too many to recount here, but suffice to say they are all ones I hold dear of happy times. The DRWF Wellness Event Programme over those years has been varied and exciting and taken us all over the country raising awareness of diabetes and providing much-needed educational support. Lynwood accompanied me to most of them as our super volunteer, aka Captain Insulin, and my invaluable wingman.
“From residential Diabetes Wellness Weekends in Blackpool, Leeds and Oxford to our Active with Diabetes walking holidays in Lancashire, St Ives and the Lake District, Diabetes Wellness Days in Warwickshire and Hampshire and healthy cooking days in Colchester, not to mention many other adventures. Things will never be the same without him, but even though he left us a year ago, he is still very much a part of our team.
“We speak about him daily and do our best to honour his legacy, and he will always be part of the wellness events in one way or another.”
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