Dedicated Wisbech volunteer, who supports people in the region with diabetes, dies at the age of 69

Arthur Smart a volunteer with Wisbech Diabetes UK

Arthur Smart a volunteer with Wisbech Diabetes UK - Credit: Archant

Tribute has been paid to a dedicated Fenland charity volunteer who died at the age of 69.

Diabetes UK paid tribute to Arthur Smart, chairman of the Wisbech group, and a committed and long-serving volunteer.

Two years ago Arthur, a former BT worker, was named the region’s volunteer of the year in recognition of his hard work and support of people living with diabetes.

David Robinson, Diabetes UK eastern volunteer coordinator, said: “Nothing was too much trouble for Arthur and his dedication to the charity was amazing.

“Whether he was helping people understand their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, giving talks at schools or supporting our team at various events, Arthur’s unassuming and gentle manner was always well received.

“He gave so much to Diabetes UK and he will be greatly missed by us all.”

In addition to his tireless commitment to the group, Arthur shared his personal experience of living with Type 2 diabetes to help support and educate others.

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Arthur was also involved in the Scout Association for a number of years on a local and county level.

He leaves wife Elizabeth, children Matt and Clare and one granddaughter.

• The funeral is on Wednesday 17 January at 10.30am at Fenland Crematorium, March.

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