T-1 Today are delighted to announce that their 2nd UK Children With Diabetes Friends for Life Conference will take place at Crieff Hydro Hotel in Perthshire on 26-28th October 2018.
Everyone in the family who is attending the conference MUST be registered. No T1 can attend without an adult unless they are 18+. Any queries, please pm Gwen with your phone no and she will give you a call, or email on firstname.lastname@example.org For updates please join the Facebook Group.
During the weekend registration will open at 9am on 26 October with the Focus Groups running during the day prior to the Opening Keynote that evening. Registering for the Conference will take place in January/February. The hotel is offering conference rates for attendees, not only for the conference, but also before and afterwards if you would like to extend your stay.
The Registration Line will be opening within the next in the 2nd half of January 2018, and like last year, it will open initially for First Time Families ONLY. One third of the spaces will be allocated to First Timers. Please do not register as a First Timer if you have been before; if you do you may have your places forfeited with them being offered to a first time family instead. The line will open thereafter for all those who have attended before. We make a commitment to our Sponsors that we will ensure that we have many new families and if we do not keep to that commitment, we may lose our funding. Should there be places remaining from the initial third, these will go back into the “pot”. Any First Timers who did not manage to book their places, may also book at this time.
The cost of the Conference has increased from last year but please bear in mind that this year it is a full 2-day Conference with Registration opening at 9am on the Friday morning. The Focus Groups this year will be hosted by our Platinum Sponsors during the morning and afternoon on the Friday (more information to follow). The Exhibition Hall will open at 3.30pm and our Opening Keynote will be at 7/7.30pm.
The cost of registering is per person and this includes:-
Friday night reception and Opening Keynote
Saturday – 4 sessions for the adults with the choice of speakers (Faculty)
Full Youth Programme for Elementary (6-8), Tweens (9-12) and Teens (13-17)
Childcare for the under 5s (who will also have visits from some of our Faculty members)
All snacks between sessions
Sunday – 4 sessions for adults as above
Full Youth Programme for all Groups
All snacks between sessions
If we get enough funding we will also include dinner on Saturday night but this all depends on the funding received and, funding permitting, we hope to be able to do some activity with the teens (as we have in the past) on Sunday.
£80 pp age 6+
£40 pp age 2-5 years
Crieff Hydro Prices
All the rooms, B&B, per night are:-
Double Room for Double Occupancy £135
Double Room for Single Occupancy £110
1 Adult & 1 Child £120
1 Adult & 2 Children (Family of 3 room) £140
Family of 3 (2A & 1 C) £145
Family of 4 (2A & 2C) £155
Family of 5 (2A & 3 C) £165
Family of 6 (2A 7 4C) £175
Interconnecting Room 2 Adult & 2 Children £155 + £50
Executive Rooms £20 supplement per night
These rates are on offer to our families on either side of the Conference should they wish to extend their stay.
There was an enquiry about the Lodges.
The self-catering lodges have a minimum 3 night stay over the weekend (Friday – Monday) and the hotel would be able to offer the following rates:-
26th – 29th October (min 3 night stay)
1 x 5* self-catering lodge that can sleep 8 within 3 bedrooms @ £495.00 per night
1 x 5* self-catering lodge that can sleep 6 within 2 bedrooms @ £337.00 per night
However, if you wish to stay in a Lodge from 22-29 October the rates per night are:-
8 person lodge is £337 pn
6 person lodge is £288 pn
And if you are thinking of staying 26 October – 2 November there is only one 3 bedroomed lodge left and this sleeps 6, not 8. The cost of this lodge is £330 pn
Any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on email@example.com or via pm.
2018’s 3 Platinum Sponsors so far are Abbott, Insulet (Omnipod) and Tandem with Dexcom being a Gold Sponsor. Abbott, Insulet and Tandem will be hosting Focus Groups on Friday 26 October.
T-1 Today UK (CWD), a UK Registered Charity, is excited to host its first Friends For Life UK Family Conference. The weekend is sure to be filled with fun and laughter, some tears and frustrations, education, exciting challenges and cutting-edge information. Join the Trustees and other families with diabetes to hear from renowned healthcare specialists and guest speakers who live with type 1 diabetes. Watch the children of all ages become “Friends for Life” and see their excited faces as their bonds develop. From toddlers to grandparents, from those new to the T1 world to those more experienced, from laypeople to the medical professionals, we will all join together and make new and lifelong friendships. This is a conference you will never forget and one you will want to come back to again and again and again.