DRWF produced this film in tribute to our dear friend and champion charity supporter Lynwood Newman, who died last year.
Lynwood, who had type 2 diabetes, volunteered a lot of his spare time to promoting the work and activities of the charity and was always willing to lend a hand to anything that was required.
Lynwood was a lifetime member of the charity and also served as a member of the DRWF Editorial Advisory Board, helping in the review process of our monthly Diabetes Wellness News with regular, invaluable feedback and input.
Lynwood was also seen on occasion in the guise of his alter ego at events – donning a red suit to become Captain Insulin – a diabetes superhero of his own creation. Lynwood was a prolific fundraiser who raised many thousands of pounds for DRWF over the years.
Sadly, Lynwood passed away early in 2021 after a short battle with cancer.
In this specially produced film tribute the DRWF team and supporters look back at his life and tremendous fundraising for the charity.
Whilst funding vital diabetes research to establish the causes, prevention and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes; 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..."
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: