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.
Aphasia Ambassadors at Surrey Police
Posted 30th April 2015
Tuesday 28th May – Aphasia Ambassadors raising awareness at the Surrey Police ‘Opening Doors’ disability event. Great to meet Mike Patey who is championing better disability awareness amongst police staff across the county.
Aphasia Ambassadors at Bramley School
Posted 30th April 2015
A busy week for Aphasia Ambassadors at Dyscover – raising awareness with pupils at Bramley School.