A community volunteer who “champions and promotes” diabetes services in Wales has picked up a top award for her work.

Jayne Griffiths from Llandrindod Wells has picked up an Inspire Award for her Diabetes UK Cymru charity work and for being a Community Champion at her local Tesco.

Speaking to the Powys County Times newspaper, Jayne said: “Having diabetes in the family makes fundraising for the cause so much more enjoyable; to know that I’m helping something close to my heart. Words can’t describe how grateful I am.”

Diabetes UK Cymru said: “Inspire Award announcement: The Reaching and Connecting Communities Award goes to Jayne Griffiths, a lovely Community Champion based at Llandrinod Wells Tesco, she also oversees other stores in West Wales including Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Carmarthen, Pembroke and Haverfordwest.

“Jayne is an active supporter of Diabetes UK Cymru and champions and promotes DUK Cymru services and events throughout Llandrindod Wells, as well as her wider working area.

She has arranged fundraiser events, and as a trained Diabetes UK Cymru Speaker Volunteer Jayne has delivered countless talks in her local community raising awareness of Diabetes UK Cymru, but more importantly educating her community on how to better manage diabetes through lifestyle choices, exercise and diet.

“Jayne was also part of Tesco’s charity partnership Dance Beat fundraising campaign. Jayne’s passionate about making a difference in her community and raising awareness of Diabetes as she lives with type 2 herself. Thank you Jayne.”

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