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Happy First Birthday Leicester Diabetes Centre

(12th  November 2014)

!st Birthday Celebrations Friday 7th November 2014

Amazing how a year can fly by. Doubly amazing how much activity can take place in 12 short months. But that’s the story of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, where staff took a moment - well, several moments actually – to take a break, enjoy delicious cup cakes especially made with signature frosted green icing, and reflect on a year of achievements since Sir Steve Redgrave, Olympic athlete par excellence officially declared the LDC open on 7th November 2013.


Saleha Patel from the National DESMOND Office made the cakes, one for each member of staff, and no mean feat considering the team is now 160 strong. Following a gathering to mark the occasion, and a brief photo shoot, everyone went back to work. It takes a lot of energy to sustain the innovative and ground breaking research which makes the LDC one of Europe’s largest and most productive centres in applied health research. It also takes dedication, commitment and hard work – an ethos fostered by Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti, who have led by example from the humble beginnings of the Centre into the present day. 

And Sir Steve – we tried to resist, really we did, but in the end, someone ate your cupcake!! They’re just not owning up to it!

The Leicester Diabetes Centre celebrates their 1st birthday 7th November 2014


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