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The dizzy teamdizzy was 'kick-started' by a husband and wife team. Jools Chaffer had this project in mind for a number of years. Jane has been a Type 1 diabetes sufferer for over 20 years, which prompted Jools to bring the project to fruition. Initially the venture was fully funded and supported by Jools and Jane Chaffer, along with generous donations from friends and family. The couple always thought that more must be done to raise awareness of diabetes.

They launched the first outlet in the UK with the specific purpose of raising the profile of diabetes as a major disease, which opened in East Preston in August 2005. We have now opened our fourth store, these new additional outlets  have been fully funded via re-investment from the profits raised since this date. Our revised business plan to reach a target of 5 stores in West Sussex / Central South Coast is nearly complete.  However due to the current economic climate this is constantly being reviewed and will be carried out with extreme caution.

The dizzy teamdizzy have been honoured to recieve the accolade of Arun Business of the Year "Disability Awareness Award" winner (Oct 2008).  In 2009 the Social Enterprise retained this title, plus gained the "Business Promotion and Marketing Award" and the "Overall Business of the Year 2009".

We have dramatically increased awareness of diabetes in the local area.
dizzy now aim to work with other groups, CIC's and charities to open other stores around the country

We also look to fund initiatives and dizzy hopes to assist other projects from any net profit. These could include contributions for individual assistance, support / awareness groups or similar organisations and local Diabetes Centre’s.  Please contact us if you have a project that we can assist with.


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