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Posted 20th July 2017

What a wonderful charity afternoon tea the Inner Wheel in Dorking held in aid of Dyscover. We are grateful for the honour and very happy to have had an ambassadors opportunity at the event where our member ambassadors shared their personal stories to raise awareness of aphasia and the charities specialist services. A special well done to David, whose first time it was in the capacity of an ambassador – what a great job he did (reassured by a real pro!)

Posted 13th July 2017

Go Nick – 100 Mile London Prudential Bike Ride

Not content with having just completed the London to Brighton bike ride, Member, Nick, 2 years after his stroke has a VIP place in the 100 Mile London Prudential bike ride on 30th July. Riding to raise funds for Dyscover please dig deep and support this admirable challenge. To donate click on the link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nick-meese100

Posted 13th July 2017

Well done to our 6 London 10k runners

A massive thank you to our 6 runners who took part in Sunday’s London 10k in heat wave temperatures. They have raised a huge £1k for Dyscover, which will really help support Dyscover’s services to people with aphasia and their families.

Posted 7th July 2017

London 10k

Go team Dyscover – best of luck to our 6 runners taking part in Sunday’s Virgin London 10k

There is still time to donate, please follow the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thedyscoverfive

Posted 22nd June 2017

Amazing London to Brighton cycling achievements for two our Members!


Congratulations to both Martin and Nick two of our members who successfully cycled from London to Brighton in Sundays record temperatures! We couldn’t be prouder and love that their families really supported them, the fact that they met up and were able to congratulate one another at the end is magic. We feel great pride when our members move on and adapt so well to life with aphasia we love the fact we can assist in reducing isolation and provide the basis for PWA to form friendships. Of course the proudest people should be Martin, Nick and Molly (Nicks daughter)….the amazing £800 already raised for Dyscover by Martin is also brilliant! Its not to late to donate click on the link here

Posted 15th June 2017

London 10K run – 1 space available!

Due to injury we now have 1 more space to fill for the London 10k run on Sunday 9th July – Are you interested in raising funds for a much needed local charity?

Please speak with Alice Owen: 01737 819419 or email her for more information aowen@dyscover.org.uk (mon-thurs)

Posted 30th May 2017

London to Brighton Bike Ride


Member Martin (pictured) is taking on a huge personal challenge on the 18th June, 8 years after his stroke. He will be cycling the London to Brighton Bike Ride accompanied by one of his sons. We are routing for Martin’s safe completion of this challenge and wish him the best of luck. To sponsor Martin, who has chosen to take on this challenge to raise funds for Dyscover click here where his sister Karen has set up a page for him.

Posted 30th May 2017

Well done Marisa in completing the Liverpool Marathon

“Everything went well. I finished in 4 hours 57 mins and apart from feeling tired I feel very well.
Photographic evidence of my achievement alongside a well earned pint is attached.” Marisa

Posted 25th May 2017

Liverpool Marathon

My brother has been affected by aphasia and I know first hand the life changing impact this condition has had upon his life and that of his family’s. When he told me about this charity I decided to try and raise some funds to help you in the work you do for people like my brother Micky.   I am running the Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon on 28th May 2017 and have set myself a fundraising target of £300.   Can you help me get there? The link to my fundraising page is http://www.justgiving.com/Marisa-Forbes14. The money goes direct to the charity. Many thanks for your support.  Marisa

Posted 25th May 2017

Walton Pageant

Wonderful community day with our fellow villagers for the May Pageant, thank you to Julie and Tony Upson-Noor Wood owners and great supporters of Dyscover who ran a make your own bird feeder stall for Dyscover.

Posted 25th May 2017

Richmond May Fair

A great day was had on Saturday at the Richmond May Fair, our Bric-a- Brac pitch raised a huge amount £850!!! The team were brilliant on the day, supported by superb relatives, devoted staff, and committed volunteers who all worked really hard on the day and in preparation for the day. Thank you.

Posted 18th May 2017

Just Walk – Success!

Our 22 gallant Walkers all successfully completed the Just Walk 10k on the beautiful South Downs on Saturday. We are thrilled to say their efforts have raised over £4000 for Dyscover a truly phenomenal amount – Thank you.

Posted 11th May 2017

Just Walk

Good Luck to our 22 Walkers, walking 10k of the South Downs at the Just Walk Event this Saturday! A mixture of wonderfully supportive families, Staff, Volunteers and two of our member’ David and Colin who is back for a second year – there’s still time to sponsor them!

Posted 2nd May 2017

Pamper Evening Fundraiser

A wonderful evening was had in The Christ Church Hall, Ewell village last Wednesday evening full of Pamper treats for our 40 guests. We can’t thank everyone involved enough including: the organisers, the beauty therapists -Christina from The Snug Beauty room, Lisa from Twenty7 Beauty, Carol Ann Geddes from Colour Me beautiful, Alyson Baily from My showcase, Caroline Harris from Total tranquillity and the team from No.7 based at Boots in Epsom and Lidl for providing the catering and most of all the guests for joining in and supporting us. We raised £626.48!!!

Posted 24th April 2017

Reigate Open Garden

What an beautiful afternoon in: Reigate, on: Easter Sunday at: Caxton House, Open Garden. Dyscover are very privileged to have been one of the event charities and are very thankful for the £512 the event raised for us. A great way to spend an afternoon exploring the interesting, huge and well managed gardens. Thank you to the host family and all the members and families that supported this event we’re sure you enjoyed yourselves.

Posted 24th April 2017

Pub Quiz

With our team of Dyscover staff and trustees in a not too shabby 3rd place what better way to report on last weeks Pub Quiz at The Sportsman– without the wooden spoon! A well attended evening of Curry and a nicely challenging quiz and lots of local support with an additional raffle and auction kindly hosted (and heavily subsidised) by owner Marc. Just shy of £900 is a large amount of funds to receive through an event like this – many thanks to all involved.

Posted 10th April 2017

Open Garden

At a loose end this Easter Sunday? Get down to Reigate for the first Open Garden for Dyscover of the year. See here for details.

Posted 6th April 2017

ICO fines eleven major Charities for misuse of Donor’s Data

We want to reassure our supporters that the behaviour of some larger charities regarding the misuse of their supporters personal data is certainly not a practice in which we would ever be involved. See here for details.

Posted 29th March 2017

DYSCOVER’S PAMPER EVENING IS BACK !!!

Join us for an evening of Beauty Tips and Treats On: Wednesday 26th April At: 6pm-9pm Where: Christ Church Hall, Ewell Village, KT17 1AD Good Parking available Tickets £12 Includes a glass of bubbles and canapes MINI MAKE-UP SESSION SKIN CARE TUTORIAL EYEBROW THREADING/MASSAGES/MINI MANICURE ‘COLOUR ME BEAUTIFUL’ AND MORE…….. FOR TICKETS CONTACT: Alice at Dyscover tel: 01737 819419 aowen@dyscover.org.uk or bwarwick@dyscover.org.uk SUPPORTED BY: TOTAL TRANQUILITY/SNUG BEAUTY ROOM/COLOUR ME BEAUTIFUL/ALDABELLA

Posted 29th March 2017

Pub Quiz in aid of Dyscover

ON: Thursday 6th April 2017 AT: The Sportsman Pub, Mogador Road, Lower Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 7ES TIME: Quiz start time is 7.30pm QUIZ ENTRY: £10 per person TO BOOK A TABLE: please contact Alice or call the pub on 01737 246655 FOOD: food is included in the quiz entry price and is a lovely curry Enjoy a fun Pub Quiz whilst raising vital funds for local charity Dyscover, where there will also be opportunity to enter a raffle. Dyscover is a local Charity supporting people with Aphasia and are very grateful to Marc and Maureen Jones for kindly hosting this event.

Posted 16th March 2017

Thank you Waitrose at Dorking

Member Tony proudly collected a belated Cheque from Waitrose in Dorking for funds raised in the store back in June last year. Well done Tony for having the confidence to do this and thank you Dorking customers of Waitrose!

Posted 1st March 2017

Top Draw Club

The last Top Draw of the financial year took place on Friday 11th February with an exciting 1st Prize win for our Wednesday Group. As a result of being part of a research study last year, the Wednesday Group decided to invest their earnings into the Dyscover Top Draw share subscription. Little did they know they would win £150 so quickly, 100-1 chance in fact! They have decided to re-invest into more shares and spend the remaining on their next social gathering! At £10 a share it’s a win win for shareholders and Dyscover with ½ the subs going to Dyscover and ½ in prizes. Next draw 8th May – contact us to join you too could be a winner!

Posted 21st February 2017

Dyscover Pamper Evening

Please click here. for details.

Posted 10th February 2017

Calling all Beauticians

Independent or salon based in the Epsom and Ewell areas…Could you help us with a Charity Spring Makeover Event? Whether providing treatments, donating raffle/goodie bag gifts, sponsoring our event or promoting it – please get in touch.

Posted 9th February 2017

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Posted 11th January 2017

Melodica Choir Support

Today we have a welcome visit from Choir leader, Barbara Martin from local Melodica Choir. On Sunday 11th December their Christmas Concert was held in aid of Dyscover where they raised a huge £800 for us. Thank you to all of the choir members and attenders of the concert for all your generosity

Posted 18th January 2017

Thank you Squires Garden Centre Reigate

Thank you Squires Garden Centre, Reigate and visitors to the Santa’s Grotto during December – Squires have collected donations from visits to their traditional Santa’s Grotto for Dyscover and as a result sent us a big cheque for £1110.78 which makes such a difference to our charity.

Posted 11th January 2017

Waitrose Banstead

Thank you Banstead Waitrose for collecting an impressive £314 through your Community Matters green coin scheme during the month of November for Dyscover.

Posted 23rd December 2016

Reigate Rock Choir

Reigate Rock Choir gave Gerri and Rosemary a warm welcome at their Christmas concert, and raised a terrific £355 for Dyscover. 70 choir members had the audience of over 150 singing along to rock favourites. Gerri, who was a keen singer before her stroke 3 years ago, spoke movingly of how Dyscover has helped her recover her confidence and pick up her life again.

Posted 12th December 2016

Croydon High School

Laura, (daughter of one of our Dyscover members) with fellow Croydon High school students put a great case forward for Dyscover in a competition to win £1K in prize money for local charities. Despite being sadly beaten by strong opposition it was nevertheless a good awareness raising opportunity as well as a fantastic example of how whole families can support Dyscover. Well done Laura – you were all brilliant!

Posted 8th December 2016

Ashtead Bridge Evening

Another hugely successful evening supporting the Ashtead Bridge evening with festive catering, Adrian’s admirable ambassadors talk and a raffle. It was all hands on deck for our volunteers last night, but well worth their efforts as the event raised a massive £550 for Dyscover – Thank you.

Posted 29th November 2016

Squires Santa Grotto

An air of anticipation surrounded the children (and adults) waiting outside Squires Garden Centre, Reigate, this Saturday morning as Santa arrived in Rolls Royce style! Squires’ grotto is ‘free’ of charge to visiting children, who get yummy chocolates and a parting gift from Santa. Squires are instead kindly choosing to collect donations for Dyscover!

Posted 22nd November 2016

Julie and the Horley Singers

One of our members, Julie, a local to Horley had the pleasure of collecting a ‘huge’ cheque for £450 raised by the wonderfully supportive, Horley singers. Thank you singers and thank you Julie for having the confidence to take on this ambassador role. We are very proud of Julie and coincidently it was a wonderful demonstration to the singers of how Dyscover has helped Julie re-engage, post aphasia.

Posted 14th November 2016

Walton Village Craft Fayre

Despite the rain the villagers of Walton came out in force to Support St Peters Church craft fayre at The Lord Riddell Hall, where we were kindly invited to host a stall. Our hand crafted (by the Thursday members) bird feeders and gifts were very popular- well done Dyscover team in raising £200 for Dyscover.

Posted 9th November 2016

Bird Feeders

The Thursday members made some lovely bird feeders today – an activity enjoyed by everyone using wood from Julie’s woodland. They worked amazingly well in pairs to assemble these….there was even time for some extras to be made for the Walton Craft Fair this Saturday 10am-2pm at The Lord Riddell Hall, Deans Lane, come and find our wonderful stall with gifts galore to purchase ready for Christmas as well as these fantastic bird feeders to entice the Christmas Robin along!

Posted 7th November 2016

Godstone Community Centre

We received a wonderful reception at the Godstone Community Coffee morning on Saturday. Aphasia Ambassador Suzie was able to share her personal story and explain to the audience what life with Aphasia is like and how Dyscover supports her. Special thanks to the organisers for raising funds for Dyscover during the popular and well attended morning.

Posted 3rd November 2016

Shopping in Banstead ?

Are you shopping in Waitrose – Banstead this month? If so please consider donating your green coin to Dyscover!

Posted 3rd November 2016

Stylus Pens

Want to buy a Stylish Stylus and raise funds for Dyscover……

Generously donated by a friend of Dyscover are these brightly coloured Stylus Pens – these can used instead of your fingers when manipulating Smart Phones, i-Pads and Tablets. Ideal as stocking fillers these Stylus’ will be available for a £1 donation at Dyscover and various local events!

 

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