Lynne Taylor


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


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


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.

Terrina Charles

Shop and Website Administrator

Terrina was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 11 years old and oversees in the society shop and enjoys making our members and public feel welcomed when they visit. She is able to demonstrate how blood glucose testing meters work, as well all the other medical products we stock as well as discuss your Diabetes questions from her own experiences. Terrina is also responsible for our website shop so if you are unable to call in you can order everything you need online.


Arm Chair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Apr 27 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Janice and Lee’s Support Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm


August Meeting
For our August meeting we are pleased to welcome Maureen Watkins – speaking on her experiences working on various radio stations.

Start time is 1:30pm


Mums with Diabetes Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am

Come join us for morning tea, a chat and play time for the kids.

Arm Chair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
May 4 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Lyttleton Harbour Group
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

Please call Rowena for further details.


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