First Day of the Parliament Event

Good evening!

I hope you’re all well. Apologies in advance if this does not make much sense, am barely awake and keeping my eyes open with matchsticks! Haha!

First day seems to have gone really well, and there is such a lovely atmosphere and a real buzz about tomorrow! Started off at 11am, where a small group of us met to have official press release photographs taken, we just managed to dodge the rain! Fingers crossed it works out that way tomorrow too. We then had a few hours free time, so went to grab a bite to eat for lunch. We were then all got our keys to our hotel rooms, and ditched our bags in the rooms Then all met downstairs in the restaurant/bar area of the hotel and settled down to listen to the speakers.

George and I did one of our speeches today, think it went pretty well! All seemed to flow from one speaker to the next too. We then had a quick tea and coffee break, then dispersed out into allocated groups and discussed everything that would be happening tomorrow, how to talk to your MP and what about etc which was really good and interesting. Was also lovely to get a chance to meet and chat to people that were roughly your age too. We also went through all the main points as to why we were going tomorrow, our main aims and goals and what we’d be doing after the event too with our MP’s.

We had half an hour or so free time to get refreshed, ready for dinner where we were sat in our coloured zone groups. Sorted out by where we live, so we got a chance to know one another before tomorrow and talking to our MP’s!

Right I am pretty exhausted now, and as I am up at 5.30am tomorrow suppose I should sign off really!

Thanks for reading, will posts updates when I can tomorrow!
Kind Regards,

Amy x

Finally a mobile phone snap taken this morning, after the official photographer had finished!



4 Days to go!

Oh my goodness! I cannot believe I am saying that!

Firstly, you have my sincere apologies for being so behind with blog posting! Saying I have been slightly busy, is certainly an understatement of a century! Eeek! Been busy writing numerous speeches ready for the day and sorting out who is saying what with my fellow co-chair George Dove. 🙂 Also been rather busy with mountains of college work!


To say I am getting excited about next week is certainly an understatement. I truly cannot believe how quickly it has come round! The run through a few weeks ago went really well, was really good to have a look where exactly we’d be going. The terrace marquee looks fabulous and it will be amazing with all the MP’s and delegates there. Can vouch for the hotel too, for anyone reading who is going up on Tuesday. 😉 The speech went well I think at the Patrons Evening, below is a photo of Karen Addington Chief Executive of JDRF and I, taken after we’d finished all the speeches at the Patrons Evening at the Foundling Museum.


Well I have made a mental list of everything I need to bring (including all diabetic supplies of course) ready for our train journey up on Tuesday morning!

Well apologies again that it is just a brief post,

So excited!!

See you all soon, thanks again for your support!

Amy x