2013 Fundraising Events
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Nick Anderson trained for a year for his 10-mile sponsored ride on a cycle at the local gym. He completed it in 36 minutes and 22 seconds. Nick has raised over £900 for Dyscover.
Step out for Stroke
As an affiliated organisation , Dyscover enjoys good links with the Stroke Association, and on 23rd June, swelled the numbers at their ‘Step out for Stroke‘ event at Reigate Priory Park. 5 Dyscover members and supporters walked parts of the course according to their ability. Martin Daniel, who celebrated his 50th birthday the previous day, ran 2 circuits of the mile long course!
Barry McIllroy chose the 2nd anniversary of his stroke as the day to undertake his 250m Dyscover Swimathon challenge.
His local pool roped off a lane for him and allowed his family to film the swim. As well as causing his aphasia, Barry’s stroke has affected movement in his right arm and leg, making swimming slow and effortful. His many friends and family recognised his achievement with very generous sponsorship, contributing significantly towards an incredible total of £1030 raised by the Dyscover swimathon team. James, Julie, Mandy, Rosemary & Elio also completed their challenges and are warmly thanked for their contributions.
Saturday 8th June Ashtead Village Day. We raised £245 from our bric-a-brac stall at this very enjoyable early summer fair. Thank you to volunteers who manned the stall and those that supported us. This event offered us another great opportunity to raise awareness of aphasia amongst the general public.
For a second year Wilma Vlok and Annette Borrett, wives of New Malden group members, took on the demanding task of organising a Dyscover bric-a-brac stall at the Richmond May Fair.
The Borretts’ grandsons were there once again to assist, and several Dyscover volunteers and staff also gave their time on the day. Despite poor weather the stall managed to raise a magnificent £630.84 thanks to the many generous contributions.
The stall also provided an opportunity to raise awareness of aphasia. Many customers had never heard of it and asked for information.
Hello to Healthy
Felicity Parsons, one of our Speech and Language Therapists, is fund-raising for two charities, Dyscover and Integrated Neurological Services (INS).
She aims to get fit and lose weight over a 6 month period, whilst raising much needed funds for Dyscover and the valuable services it provides.
Her aim is to say ‘Hello’ to Healthy and raise awareness of stroke prevention by leading a healthy lifestyle.
To further publicise her efforts, Felicity is maintaining an online blog, which serves as a diary of the trials and tribulations of getting healthy!
All donations are very gratefully received and will be equally divided between Dyscover and INS. You can donate by visiting her JustGiving page as follows:
Contact the Dyscover office for more information.