About us

Keith Spurr...Founder and Chair.

Retired experienced HR advisor/business partner/ union official. Diabetes UK Service Champion for the South Lincolnshire area.

Involved in running peer support groups for those with diabetes both in Stamford/ Rutland and Grantham.  Involved with Lincolnshire CCG in developing activities for those with Diabetes.

Lay member for Diabetes Research in Clinical Service Group 6 Micro/MacroVascular Complications.

Successfully organised education events over a range of health issues in Stamford and the surrounding area,  including Diabetes, Dementia, Health in Retirement, Mental Health and Parkinsons.  Chairman and a Trustee of The Stamford Health, Education and Awareness Charity.

Patient Representative on the East Midlands Clinical Senate reviewing proposed changes with the NHS, East Midlands, as well as other local committees in that role.

Finalist of East Midlands Volunteer of the Year Award 2020. Inspire Award Midlands and East Diabetes UK 2020.


Alasdair MacInnes ACMA (retired).....Treasurer

Type 2 diabetes for 18 years, on medication for about 15 years. 

Interest: managing the condition through diet and regular exercise,  aim being to avoid the many possible complications.  I find the group very useful in providing education and stimulus to keep me motivated.


John Harris......Secretary

Experienced and qualified in Social Housing followed by a second career with Richmond Fellowship (community mental health).  Following retirement my wife and I bought and ran catering businesses in North Yorkshire and Cambridge.  Last year I was Father Christmas on The Flying Scotsman....it doesn't get better than that.

Member, European Guild of Speech Writers.  Writing for someone's special event is enjoyable and helps keep the brain engaged.  The same could be said about the Daibetes Group meetings.....I do hope you will give it a try.  Type 2 diabetic for 15 years,  successfully managed whilst resisting offers of increased medication.