Cowart's Common Room
Miracles will never cease!

Ever the cynic, I had decided to try and put my experiences of both Cancer and Diabetes to positive use, and got involved in helping Macmillan and Diabetes UK campaign for better services for people who are far less well of than me, and adversely affected because of the financial problems both illnesses can and do being to bear on families across the UK.

I merrily wrote letters to politicians and the like, and tried to get the word out in recent months. Apart from the occasional acknowledgement, I think most my letters fell on deaf ears. Much to my surprise, today, I have received an invitation from my local MP, that if we would like some assistance to publicise the Diabetes issues further, he is willing to support us saying 'You have made various suggestions for publicising diabetes issues in my constituency. I would like to suggest that if you or a family member suffer from diabetes and belong to a local support network, then if you would like to arrange a publicity opportunity with a number of constituents for whom this is a personal issue, then I would be glad to try and support this. Please email my diary secretary *******@parliament.uk with your proposals.

Maybe they aren't all useless waste of space after all?

Posted at 6th Nov 2009 - 02:19PM   Posted by Zoe   Miracles will never cease! Comments: 9

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Woozle1967's Avatar Wow, well done, Zoe. They do say to keep plugging away, and your persistence has paid off here. As these issues are so personal to you, I think you will be listened to with greater respect (well, I would hope so anyway) as you can give first hand information which is so much better than some of the impersonal, technically based leaflets/info sheets which are handed out. xx

Posted by: Woozle1967 on 6th Nov 2009 at 02:26PM

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Twiglet's Avatar That's brilliant Zoe - it is indeed a rainbow day!

Posted by: Twiglet on 6th Nov 2009 at 03:34PM

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Mountainear's Avatar Remember there is probably going to be an election in the near future...

Sorry, shouldn't be cyncial there must be some good 'uns. Perhaps you have struck gold. Well done , make the most of it.

Posted by: Mountainear on 6th Nov 2009 at 04:36PM

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Blackbird's Avatar That's wonderful, Zoe. Take advantage of the opportunity and spread the word. The more attention that an issue receives, the more it receives.

Posted by: Blackbird on 6th Nov 2009 at 04:42PM

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Ivy's Avatar keep going Zoe, it was people like you who helped me tremendously when my son was diagnosed with Diabetes 10 years ago. That's how I learned all about internet and chat-rooms. But getting into contact with real people would have been even better.

Posted by: Ivy on 6th Nov 2009 at 04:53PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Berlimey well done you.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th Nov 2009 at 05:12PM

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Well done Zoe you're eloquence won through Smile

Posted by: Pili Pala on 6th Nov 2009 at 06:15PM

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Elizabethm's Avatar That is good news. Combination of persistence, looming election and genuine good heart perhaps? Doesn't really matter what the reason is as long as it has the right result though! What a good and positive thing for you to do with all the s*** of the past year or so. you are such a star xx

Posted by: Elizabethm on 6th Nov 2009 at 10:49PM

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Frances's Avatar Zoe, I am also going to keep my usual dose of skepticism at bay, and say that this is very good. I doubt that your MP gets many letters better written or more informed than yours.

That MP would be very wise to have your wisdom by his/her side.

Well done. xo

Posted by: Frances on 7th Nov 2009 at 01:57AM

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