10 brave Dyscover members supported by volunteers and relatives once again tested their nerves and challenged themselves mentally and physically during our activity day at High Ashurst. Pictured above some of the group (led by Keith by the looks of things!) are on the balance board which was part of a team building exercise. Below are Adrian and Nial both with hemiplegias embarking upon the climbing wall! Well done to all the participants, we know that many of you gained great personal achievements throughout the day.
Digital Photo albums
Posted 17th August 2015
Once again this years member led photography club is in full swing already having had several sessions this summer. Pictured here Is Mark with Natalie during our Aphasia friendly ‘Make your own digital photo album’ workshop, we can’t wait to see everyone’s personalised books when they arrive!
End of Term
Posted 17th July 2015
At Dyscover we are nearing the end of a full packed Summer term, our Thursday members, volunteers and relatives enjoyed a lovely group outing to Denbies Wine Estate last week to unwind, enjoy the sunshine and of course sample the delights!
At Dyscover we greatly value our 30 volunteers who together contribute more than 120 hours a week in a variety of roles, from supporting our members to manning publicity stands and washing up!
Volunteers’ Week gave us the perfect opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all our volunteers – with a delicious cream tea!
Marilyn George, Dyscover’s Volunteer Coordinator is pictured with volunteers Judy and Malcolm at ‘The Grumpy Mole’ in Tadworth.
Other photos of our volunteers at Dyscover
Make May Purple
May is Action on Stroke Month.
As an affiliate of the Stroke Association, Dyscover supported their campaign to raise awareness and ‘Make May Purple’ with a variety of activities. Nine out of ten people have never heard of aphasia, so publicity events are always valuable opportunities to change this.
Monday group members followed an aphasia friendly recipe and worked in teams to produce delicious purple cakes.
Tuesday saw us setting up a Dyscover stand at NatWest Bank in the St Nicholas Centre, Sutton, by kind invitation of manager Karen Insch.
Our Aphasia Ambassadors Susie, Bryan and Maureen worked in shifts to serve coffee and cakes to bank staff and customers.
Special thanks to Natwest staff member Chris for capturing the event on video!
Thanks to generous donations of plants from 3 local garden centres Tuesday group members were able to create some pretty purple planters.
Walton May Fair on Saturday was the perfect opportunity to sell the planters, whilst talking to local residents about aphasia and the work Dyscover is doing to improve the lives of people with the condition.