Sarah has worked with the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) since the group’s inception in the UK in 1999 becoming Chief Executive in 2005. She has overseen the development and growth of all of the charity’s activities to its current status as a recognised provider of funds for diabetes research both in the UK and around the world and a credible source of authoritative information and support to those living with diabetes. This year, DRWF (UK) is celebrating its 20th anniversary year.
DRWF was founded in the US in 1993 to raise funds for research and to provide support to people living with Type 1 diabetes. The UK group started in 1998 and became fully active in 1999 providing information and support to people living with all forms of diabetes whilst funding an annual research programme in the UK. DRWF has grown internationally and now incorporates the US, UK, France, Sweden and Finland with groups in their infancy in Norway and Denmark. Whilst each group works autonomously in their respective countries, collectively DRWF provides international research funding under the umbrella of the Diabetes Research & Wellness Network. Together, the DRWF groups have committed more than 65 million Euros to awareness, educational support programmes and research funding since 1993.