Deepak Nangla said: “Silver Star Diabetes is an amazing organisation for Brightsun Travel to partner with. Since inception in 2007, it has touched the lives of thousands of people through community outreach programmes testing people for diabetes for free. Shah Rukh Khan’s support in promoting awareness of this charity is invaluable. ”
Silver Star Diabetes is a registered Charity operating in the UK & India, that was launched in January 2007.The Charity runs Mobile Diabetes Units (MDU). There are currently over 3 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and another over 1 million people who have type 2 diabetes but do not yet know it. The main role of the Mobile Diabetes Unit (MDU) is to carry out important diabetes testing in the community and to promote culturally sensitive healthcare, with particular regard to the high prevalence of diabetes in the major towns and cities of Britain.
The charity runs 4 Mobile Diabetes Units (MDUs) which travel out into the community, to places of work, worship, community events, High Streets and retail parks testing the public for free for diabetes and offering lifestyle advice. During these visits, its staff has discovered thousands of people who have a propensity for diabetes who did not know about it.
Brightsun Travel is proud to donate to this organisation and is its appointed travel partner.
Keith Vaz MP, founder patron of Silver Star Diabetes said of the donation: “I am delighted by the donation from Brightsun Travel which has helped us to kick-start the appeal for the 5th Silver Star Mobile Diabetes Unit. This will help so many people across all communities learn more about diabetes and receive treatment to manage the disease, as early on as possible.”