“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
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.