OUR TEAM

 

Lynne Taylor

Manager Lynne has had Type 1 diabetes since her first overseas trip in 1980. A Southlander originally from Mataura, Lynne has been involved with the committee of the society since 1994 and was privileged to work with Professor Sir Don Beaven for many years. Under his guidance, she has become very competent at giving talks to various community groups. She is also Chair of the CDHB Diabetes Consumer Group and a member of the Integrated Diabetes Service Group.

 

 

 

Lee McKelvie

Membership Lee has been working with the society for many years, initially becoming involved through Volunteer Canterbury. Lee has been instrumental in keeping the database membership up-to-date. She helps organise Janice and Lee’s support group with volunteer Janice Butland. Together they organise guest speakers and various outings for this group which meets on the last Friday of each month. See our events page for more detail on these outings.

 

 

 

 Sharon Baynton

Administration Sharon has the finance role which involves preparation of financial documents, accounts receivable and payable, working in conjunction with the society finance committee and assisting Lynne with funding etc. She also provides support to other staff in their roles.

 

 

 

 

 Chris Murray

Network and Community Liaison Officer Chris’s job is to facilitate effective communication and networking with all community groups and like minded health service groups, societies, organisations and health providers at local, regional and national level and to create new initiatives and increase the awareness of diabetes within these communities and organisations. She is also secretary for the CDHB Diabetes Consumer Group, and Administrator for Diabetes Youth Canterbury.

 

Christine Shanks Shop and Website Administrator

OPEN
CALENDER OF EVENTS
Jan
31
Fri
Jewellery Making class @ Diabetes Christchurch
Jan 31 2020 @ 10:00 am – Jan 30 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Dichronic jewellery making class with Sally Buck

Cost ranging from $18 to $23 depending on item made.

Feb
28
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Feb 28 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes. Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

 

Diabetes Support Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm

This month we are showing the movie Rocket Man which is a biographical movie based on the life of Elton John.

Mar
6
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Mar 6 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes. Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

 

Mar
13
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Mar 13 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes. Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

 

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