Volunteer Award 2014
Posted 17th July 2014
Volunteer Bridget Banning Lover, was a successful nominee in this year’s Reigate & Banstead Mayor Awards for her volunteering commitment and dedication to Dyscover.
Bridget attended the award ceremony on Sunday 13th July, held in the Chapel at the Royal Alexandra & Albert School, Reigate with husband Mike, Marilyn George and Tuesday member Ralph Lawday.
We all feel this award represents the entire Dyscover volunteer team – together providing countless hours of support, encouragement and dedication to the members and organisation as a whole.
James wins national ‘Adult Courage’ Life After Stroke Award!
Posted 14th July 2014
All our Dyscover members have stories of courage, resilience and determination, but James Cho’s response to his stroke and his single minded approach to his recovery are remarkable.
For this reason we nominated him for a 2014 Stroke Association Life after Stroke Award, and to our great delight he won the 65years + Courage Award.
Alice and Rosemary joined James and his family for a glamorous lunch and star studded ceremony at Mayfair’s Dorchester Hotel , where James was presented with his award by actress Linda Bellingham.
To see James’ Life after stroke video Click here
Donation from CSH Surrey
Posted 12th February 2014
In November 2013 Dyscover received a grant of £2000 from community health provider CSH Surrey. The funding will be used to extend the hours of Marilyn George, our Volunteer Coordinator, this role develops more volunteering opportunities, both for people with aphasia and those in the community who wish to support our work.
Community health provider CSH Surrey has funded many local organisations in the recent months, Dyscover is very grateful to have been one of these beneficiaries.
Posted 4th February 2014
The atmosphere in the scout hut was buzzing during the professionally-led Boccia training sessions provided by the Redhill YMCA.
This paralympic sport enables all members to compete on a very level playing field.
Each of the Walton groups attended a session last term, ending with a match or two.
It is New Malden’s turn this term. What next? Maybe a tournament.
Posted 4th February 2014
In October five couples joined our Conversation Partners course.
The 5 week course, led by two of our speech and language therapists, is designed to help couples learn more about aphasia and what they can do to help make their conversations more effective and enjoyable.
Feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive, all reporting an increase in their knowledge, confidence and enjoyment of conversation.
Friendships were made and the group held a final follow-up session in the pub!