SSF have received a message from the Neonatal Unit at St. Helier Hospital... 

“We would like to express our many thanks for the lovely knitted items so kindly donated to our unit. We really are grateful for the time, hard work and expense that goes into making the items and we know they are very much appreciated by the parents and staff on the unit. Thank you for all your ongoing support” 


Diabetes UK, the charity for people with diabetes, has a network of over 400 voluntary groups throughout the UK.

The Carshalton Group aims to provide information and support for people living with diabetes, their family members, carers, friends and those with an interest in finding out more about diabetes.

See for the local support group for families with Children who have Diabetes. And Diabetes UK’s website at for more information about Diabetes.  

Fundraising events  

These events enable our group to continue to function and to contribute to Diabetes UK Funded Research into Diabetes.  

Supermarket Collection for Diabetes Research supported by Diabetes UK  

Easy Sponsored Walk in Morden Hall Park, 6th July 2.30pm A Stall at the Environmental Fair in Carshalton Park, 26th August 10.30am-6pm  

Social Event Christmas lunch in December  

2019 Programme of Meetings  

Daytime Meetings on Thursday afternoons at 2.30pm at the Good Shepherd Church Hall, Queen Mary’s Avenue, Carshalton Beeches, SM5 4NP.  

12th September Talk by Abdool Nayeck, Diabetes Specialist Dietician  

14th November Talk by Diabetes Specialist Nurse  

Evening Meetings on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, 10 Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA.  

19th September Talk about Healthy Eating with Diabetes by Samshad Emmambux, Diabetes Specialist Dietician  

21st November Talk by Dr Hyer, Diabetes Consultant



Fraudsters have been targeting older people, falsely claiming to be police officers or traffic wardens.

Car drivers are being approached, while parked in a car park, and told that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and that a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are told that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Those who agree to pay this are directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with, in order to retain the card. When the victim inserts their card and is asked for their PIN, the suspect notes down the number over the victim's shoulder and the card is retained by the machine. They are then told to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

What to do:

If you are suspicious about the authenticity of a fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with the council. * Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM / payment machine, and never share your PIN with anyone. * If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.



nina and the queen 2To mark the Centenary of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Nina Amin, SSF Treasurer, had the pleasure of meeting Her Majesty the Queen at a reception at Windsor Castle on 2nd April 2019. Nina was grateful to have been accepted by the NCVO to stand in place of SSF Chair, Barry Todman, who was unable to attend. Nina said she felt proud, and an honour to represent SSF, particularly as she learnt that, from a total of some 14,000 charities, 200 charities had been selected and SSF was one of them. Each representative were presented to Her Majesty. Whilst waiting in the reception room, Nina had the opportunity to mingle with others representing a variety of charities from across the UK. 

Her Majesty was supported at the Reception by other members of the Royal Family, including The Princess Royal and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. 

Nina had the pleasure of being introduced to The Duchess of Gloucester, who was very keen to know about SSF, particularly why she became involved with it.  She was interested to hear that, having cared for her aunt and parents in the past, it seemed like a natural progression. 


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