Aliena Wigan, pictured with the now Prime Minister, Theresa May, at the Sugarplum Dinner 2016.
Yet another apology for not having written anything on the site for a while – juggling work and family life, as well as Sugarplum Children, seems to be harder than i thought it would be, but I couldn’t not mention the most exciting thing to have happened in a long time – the fact that not only do we have a female prime minister, but more importantly, one who lives with type 1 diabetes.
Having met Theresa at both of my Sugarplum Dinners, I can’t begin to stress enough what an engaging, witty and likeable person she is. And more important than that, she is a woman of her word and will always support a cause close to her heart whenever possible. The Sugarplum Dinner last year was held three days after the attacks on Paris, and despite being strong advised by Scotland Yard not to attend any public engagements, the then Home Secretary ignored there advice as she had made a promise to come and show her support, something which meant the world not only to me, but more importantly to Aliena as well.
So how wonderful it is to have a Prime Minister who lives with type 1, to show all children living with any illness that anything really is possible. In her words ‘it doesn’t change what you can do’, an inspiration to any parent or child affected by this unrelenting condition.
Every cloud does indeed have a very bright silver lining.