We were so thrilled to have hosted the first ever Sugarplum Children’s Picnic in Oxfordshire at the weekend – with around 40 children attending, half of whom had T1. Sharky & George kept them all entertained for 3 very hot hours, playing games including Tug of War, catapulting water bombs and lots of jumping on and under their multicoloured parachute – pictures below.
For tea they all sat on straw bales eating sandwiches, sugar free jelly, corn crisps, sausages and cup cakes (even children T1 are allowed a sweet cupcake once in a while!), whilst the grown ups all got to know each other and compared stories about living with a child (or in some cases, two children) with diabetes. Most amazing of all, was seeing the children compare pumps and do blood tests – something which would bring a tear to the eye of even the strongest oaf parents.
We look forward to welcoming many many more children and parents to the next picnic in 2015.