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dizzy : Support for Diabetes strives to raise money for and awareness of diabetes through our four 'Bring and Buy' retail shops, extensive educational literature, and many other methods of supporting those living with diabetes.


Who we are…

Founded in 2005, dizzy : Support for Diabetes works to promote awareness of diabetes and provide support for those dealing with the illness - whether they suffer with diabetes themselves, care for someone who has it, or are a parent of someone with the condition.

Jools Chaffer and his wife Jane founded dizzy alongside John Prescott - not the politician, John Prescott! - as a direct result of their own experiences with diabetes.

Both Jane and John have lived with the condition for many years, and as a result have built a flourishing social enterprise. Now, with their team of staff and an army of volunteers, dizzy helps to raise awareness of an illness that affects nearly three million people in the UK, plus the half a million who are unaware that they have diabetes.


What dizzy can do…

dizzy currently has four Bring & Buy stores across the wider Worthing area, including Rustington, Middleton-on-Sea, East Preston and Littlehampton, as well as online stores through eBay (search for us under ' dizzy2me ') and directly through our website.

We are able to distribute our educational literature through the four Bring & Buy stores; this is a fundamental way of disseminating information and promoting our support groups and awareness days.

Alongside this information on diabetes, dizzy provide increased access to subsidised glucose monitors and assistance products such as I.C.E (in case of emergency) tags.

Thanks to our status as a 'social enterprise', we are able to work alongside other local diabetes support groups, helping with financial assistance for things such as children's education 'holidays' and two fantastic 'Hypo-Alert Dogs', who will eventually live with those in need of help with brittle diabetes.


'Cook & Eat' Project

Our ' Cook & Eat ' sessions will launch in summer of 2011, providing opportunities for anyone to come along and learn about cooking healthy foods.

For those who are newly diagnosed or need a refresher of diabetes diet advice, recipes will be given out, and everyone can prepare food together in a no-pressure environment.

Anybody is welcome to become involved with the 'Cook & Eat' project; just give us a call at dizzy HQ to see how you can help raise awareness of the importance of diet and diabetes.


How you can help…

At dizzy : Support for Diabetes, we don't receive any grant or trust funding, we function purely on the generous support from our local community shops and donations from the general public.

You can help us to spread the word about living with diabetes, or perhaps even hold an event in support for dizzy.

How about a sugar-free tea and cake morning, or a fundraising sporting event?

We will be more than happy to supply you with a fundraising pack, or tips and hints on running an event - just give us a shout!


Donations for dizzy…

We are massively grateful for your donation; these include everything from clothing and shoes, to CDs, books and toys.

Cash and cheque donations are welcomed at all of the dizzy : Support for Diabetes community shops, and there is also a 'Donate Now' option on our website.

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In February 2014, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

I have been a supporter of dizzy for the last 5 years having seen the real difference it makes to the local community. They fund raise using a chain of shops and the benefits are plentiful including them employing a full time specialist nurse as well as going in to schools to help the children and teachers to understand diabetes. Free glucose monitors are provided as well as one to one meetings and custom plans to help people suffering with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A new wing of the organization specialise in bring together young people suffering with the disorder and taking them on away days such as camping trips to not only learn but have fun with others with the same issues. I had the privilege of meeting just a few of the people they have worked with earlier this year and at least two made a very strong statement that dizzy had saved their lives. Keep up the good work

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In February 2014, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Dizzy gives amazing support and information to those who are affected by Diabetes. The Dizzy stores are great too and well worth a look! Jools is ever enthusiastic and runs this charity superbly!

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In January 2014, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

A great local charity providing fantastic information and support where it is needed the most. Great to see the help you offer others as well and thank you for helping the friends I have recently put to you. Great job Jools and your amazing team behind you.

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Jools is a great bloke who champions a superb charity. Would recommend Jools for his organizational skills and general good blokeiness.

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Offers great support and information to those in need of wanting to find out about diabetes. Very worthy cause.

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Excellent, friendly and helpful staff. Great prices. Very Good cause. well done dizzy

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Very helpful always. Cheerful at all times. Just another great dizzy store.

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

the dizzy stores are always worth looking in and unfailingly friendly and helpful staff.

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

I think the shop helps keep the village alive and deservedly attracts a lot of peoples attention. Well done.

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Lovely, friendly staff. Just love shopping in dizzy: East Preston. Thank you

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

An excellent way to give to a deserving Charity and getting a bargain in the process!

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

I always love to shop at dizzy: East Preston and happily recommend you to others.

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

I come into the dizzy most days and the staff are lovely. They even put a book / journal aside for my daughter as they knew she loved reading. I thought this was just lovely!

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Always giving great support to parents of kids with type 1 diabetes through funding activities and support groups Ray Harfield

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Warm and welcoming staff. Good quality items for sale well done dizzy for all your hard work in the community.

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

We love dizzy we Highly recommended they have Fantastic Shops & what a great cause

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

dizzy are all Very friendly and helpful people. Good shop to go to & get some bargains

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

the shops at dizzy are full off very friendly staff they are Always helpful.

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Clear layout, very friendly service – always willing to help. Very good love dizzy

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

We love the dizzy shops LA is a Lovely shop. The ladies are so helpful.well done

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Happy friendly shop always good value and good stock, really good to see in our community

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

dizzy Always good bargains and very pleasant staff when ever I go in to their shops

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

Love your shops – excellent value. Keep up the good work.well done to everyone

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

The stuff us really Good value, clean fresh shop. Friendly staff in all of them

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In February 2013, said about dizzy : Support for Diabetes

the team at dizzy are very Helpful and cheerful when ever I come in to the shop

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dizzy: Support for Diabetes and World Diabetes Day 2013

dizzy: Support for Diabetes and World Diabetes Day 2013

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dizzy : Support for Diabetes strives to raise money for and awareness of diabetes through our four 'Bring and Buy' retail shops, extensive educational literature, and many other methods of supporting those living with diabetes.

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    1st Floor Offices
    10 Beach Road
    Littlehampton
    West Sussex.
    BN17 5HT
    T: (01903) 300200
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