Cheque from Merstham Amateur Dramatic Society

Posted 4th February 2015

We were delighted to welcome our Patron Nichloas Owen and representatives of Merstham Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) for a large cheque presentation – in both senses of the word!

The money was raised by a special MADS production called ‘Discover Dyscover.’

From left to right:  Barbara Garton of MADS, Darren Farrington (member), Nicholas Owen, Diana Drysdale (MADS), Martin Daniel (member) and MADS Treasurer Peter Drysdale.

“I’m Still Me”

Posted 22nd October 2014

There was a real buzz at our New Malden exhibition of art and poetry by members. Entitled “I’m Still Me”, it was opened by Cllr Cathy Roberts, Deputy Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.

She stayed far longer than planned and looked round all the art and poetry, chatting to members about their works.

We have created an eBook of our member’s poetry which can be found here


Surrey Matters Article

Posted 29th September 2014


Surrey Matters turns the spotlight on Barry Mcillroy, who uses his own experience of a life-changing stroke to help others rebuild their lives with Surrey charity Dyscover.

Click here to read the full article.





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





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