The Norfolk Diabetes Trust (NDT) is a Registered Charity founded in 1987 by Elsie Bertram MBE and Dr Richard Greenwood, a local diabetes consultant.
The NDT is funded purely by the kindness of public donations, gifts and legacies. Over £2.5 million has been raised since its inception. The Trust, chaired by Nigel Bertram, himself a Type 1 diabetic since 1967, is overseen by a Board of 11 Trustees. These Trustees, who either have diabetes themselves or some connection with diabetes, include legal and accountancy experts, diabetes clinical specialists, as well as GPs and local people with sound business experience. None of the Trustees are paid for their commitment and give their time freely and willingly for the cause of bettering the lives of people living with diabetes in Norfolk.
The Trust operates purely within the bounds of Norfolk, funding projects covered by the geography of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) in Norwich, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn and the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston as well as all GP surgeries within Norfolk.