Kevin's Story

In our Spring Raffle of 2019, he won the top prize of £12,500.

Mr Bottomley has been supporting Diabetes UK and playing our raffles for over 30 years. In our 2019 Spring Raffle, he won the top prize of £12,500.

"I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1981. Back then, when I was 23-24, I had no idea what diabetes was. I was in hospital for two weeks, practicing injecting an orange with an old metal syringe. I don’t think they knew a lot about it back then."

"I got signed up to become a Diabetes UK Member as soon as I could after that, I must admit I still enjoy reading the Membership magazine, Balance. I think (Diabetes UK) do an amazing job."

"The raffles started coming through and I take part in every single one if I’m honest! I thought, I never win anything. But now 38 years later I’ve won!"

"I go to the diabetes clinic twice a year now and get what I call an MOT. There was someone there I could talk to who was experienced, and we could have a good chat. I could tell them how I was feeling. I went back last week actually and I found that I’m not having as many hypos. Y’know there’s always someone there who can help."

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