Recent Fundraising Events
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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
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
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
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!
Posted 2nd November 2016
Diabetes, raised cholesterol and high blood pressure are health problems that often co exist with stroke but can be reduced by a healthy diet. Last week members of our Learning to Live with Aphasia group focussed on what they eat.
We spent a morning looking at the research evidence & food labelling, and finished by making and tasting a berry smoothie and a Mediterranean soup. (The soup won hands down!)
Posted 13th October 2016
Raising awareness with Squires staff team.
Staff at Squires Garden Centre Reigate will be better equipped to help customers with aphasia after a short talk to their team yesterday. We are delighted that the branch has adopted Dyscover as their Charity of the Year and are looking forward to working with them in the coming months.
Posted 30th September 2016
A truly amazing day at Walton Heath Golf Club
It is with a huge amount of gratitude that we need to thank Walton Heath Golf Club for accommodating our charity golf day on Wednesday 28th September. The venue, food, staff support, members welcome and course provided us with the perfect day.
23 golf teams with some extras for lunch, a welcome from our patron, Nicholas Owen, an amazing aphasia ambassadors speech from Dyscover member Bryan, some fabulous auction and raffle prize donations along with generous winning bids and raffle ticket sales has equalled in this being our most profitable event ever. The organising committee have done a brilliant and we congratulate them on their success – they even arranged the sunshine!
Posted 27th September 2016
A huge well done to all our bag packing volunteers. We flooded the checkouts on Saturday with Dyscover badges and woggles all at the ready to assist shoppers pack their bags. A venture done in partnership with the 1st Tadworth Sea Scouts who have been supporting us this past year with quite a few volunteering activities in order to gain their world challenge award.
We raised a combined total of £750 due to the generosity of the Asda customers, to which we are all very grateful for. Thank you Asda Burgh Heath and Community Champion Lacey O’Neill for all you guidance.
Posted 16th September 2016
Gifts Galore and the Village Gallery
Shelia and Tony Oliver have chosen to support Dyscover on Thursday 6th October by hosting a Charity day in both their stores, Gifts Galore, and their Village Gallery, situated at No. 14 Walton Street. This wonderful couple have pledged to donate 10% of all that is sold on the day to Dyscover. It would be great if Dyscover friends could support this local initiative, their store and gallery is certainly worth a visit!
Posted 9th August 2016
Squires Garden Centre – Supporting Dyscover
Squires Garden Centre, Reigate are going to be supporting Dyscover this year, adopting us as their local Charity – we are looking forward to informing the staff team about our work and the impact Aphasia has on our members. Their support is invaluable to us and we look forward to working closely with them. Pictured above is Alice with the Manager, Ian Farmer whose garden centre is celebrating 80 years of gardening!
Posted 11th July 2016
They 10k’d it!
Congratulations to our 6 runners who successfully completed the London Vitality 10K run on Sunday 10th July raising over a massive combined total of £5430 which makes an incredible difference to Dyscover. Special congratulations to member John who beat the time he had previously achieved running a 10k prior to his stroke in a very respectable 51mins!
“We made it! Andy’s finish time a very respectable 57 minutes and myself and bump 1hr 17 minutes. Such an amazing atmosphere in London this morning, the weather held – just. Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored us and helped us to beat our target. With matching funding from my employer Thomsons, we will have raised enough to support one member for a full year. Again, we cannot thank you enough for your support for this amazing small charity and it’s wonderful work for Aphasia sufferers and their families.” Jennifer Silver
Posted 6th July 2016
Open Gardens 2016
These past few weeks have seen a run of Open Gardens all raising funds for Dyscover ‘The Firs’ kicked off this run dedicating its Ice Cream sales to Dyscover, part of a Walton, Tadworth and Kingswood horticultural society ‘Gardeners delight’ programme our hosts Sue and Timothy, truly had the most delightful, interesting – never ending garden with remarkable informative tips on offer that every gardener should know!
The following weekend was enjoyed at ‘The Willifer’s’ whose magnificent opening raised over a whopping £1000, many thanks to Anne and Brian who pulled out all the stops to make everyone feel welcome, get fed and watered and enjoy their large attractive garden with weeks of preparation for the event very evident…there was even time to sell some plants!
Sunday was the ‘the Taylors’ turn and what a glorious afternoon we had- believe it or not with the current perpetual rain we are experiencing… again Len and Joan proved the perfect hosts with a truly English garden complete with with exotic twists, again their hard work raised an amazing amount of over £230.
If you would like to host a fundraising open garden event for Dyscover we are already planning next years diary so do express your interest with Alice.
Posted 5th July 2016
The Horley Singers
The Horley Singers, conducted by Richard Cartmale kindly chose Dyscover as the beneficiary of their Summer Celebration Concert this year.
The varied programme included 4 numbers dedicated to the late Sue Messenger, who before her sudden death in March had directed both the Horley Singers and Dyscover’s own choir. Soloist Louise Herrington added to the enjoyment of the evening with a selection of songs performed with great humour and expression. Pictured are Rosemary with Richard, Louise, and Judith Wells, Chair of Horley Singers. We look forward to hearing the total amount raised by the event in due course.
Posted 16th June 2016
Please support our runners
6 Dyscover runners will be taking part in the Vitality London 10k on Sunday 10th July, all running and collecting sponsorship donations for Dyscover.
Please support some of our members’ offspring – Jennifer, Andy, Tristan and Matt as well as member John and volunteer Mandy to succeed in this challenge and raise essential funds for Dyscover.
To donate see our paper sponsor form at Dyscover, visit ‘just giving’ to make electronic donations or click on the links below.
Posted 14th June 2016
Ashtead Village Day 2016
Dyscover’s 5 face painters were kept busy with a steady stream of customers on Saturday at Ashtead Village Day, raising £130 for Dyscover.
Seen here is Livvy, volunteering with us as part of her Duke of Edinburgh award.
Posted 10th June 2016
Waitrose, Dorking – Community Matters scheme raising funds for Dyscover this June
We are the lucky recipients of the money raised through the green coins that customers place in one of three collection pots at Dorking, Waitrose during this month of June!
If you shop there be sure to donate your coins to Dyscover and please tell all your friends to do so!
Posted 24th May 2016
Thank you Walton Pageant fundraising team team, you have helped raise £250 for Dyscover at this brilliant community event!
Posted 19th May 2016
Thank you Budgen’s Customers
Posted 10th May 2016
10k South Downs ‘Just Walk’
What a glorious day for our Just Walk challenge! On one of the hottest days of the year so far, our team of 8 completed the 10K hilly route and expect to bring in a hugely impressive total of over £1000 in sponsorship for Dyscover.
Colin Turner, who took the Just Walk challenge just over a year after his stroke even surprised himself. “I can’t believe how good it’s made me feel – I just want to keep going!”
Colin’s friends and family clearly had no doubts – he has singlehandedly raised over an incredible £500.
Posted 10th May 2016
Ashtead Bridge Evening
What a team, Dyscover hosted the raffle and the catering for last week’s Bridge evening at St. Michaels in Ashtead, an amazing £500 was raised. Special thanks to the brilliant team that made this happen and to the generosity of the players.
Posted 6th April 2016
South Downs ‘Just Walk’ event on Sat 7th May 2016 for Dyscover
We have 6 walkers walking the South Downs ‘Just Walk’ event.
Please support member Colin Turner on this incredible challenge just over a year since he suffered a brain aneurysm. Supporting him will be Rosemary Townsend, Dyscover CEO (who celebrates a special birthday near the event) and Gill Jackson Chair and founder of Dyscover they’ll be joined by 3 relatives from one of our members family, Richard, Clare and Dave, along with volunteer Jill Stringfellow and her husband.
You can sponsor people via their individual ‘Just giving’ page. Click below to donate to Rosemary or Colin
or alternatively you can sponsor the ‘Walkers’ using a paper sponsor form at Dyscover
Posted 26th April 2016
Yesterday was the first of many open gardens to raise funds for Dyscover. A chance to take in the delights of the bluebells and lambs with a woodland walk and trail followed by the chance to make bird feeders in beautiful rural West Sussex….. ooh and how could I forget tea and cakes of course! This event raised an amazing £250, thank you so much to the hosts and helpers on the day!
Posted 18th April 2016
Brighton Marathon – Congratulations Simon
Four months of training, cheers from his family and a pair of long legs were the ingredients for Simon’s success in the Brighton marathon yesterday. Simon who is married to Suzanne our programme coordinator, completed the 26.2 mile course in an impressive 3 hours 49 minutes – a personal best for his third marathon. Although Simon described the first 20 miles as ‘quite fun’, he found the warm weather conditions a real challenge towards the end.
Thanks to a silicon chip on his shoe, both Suzanne and Rosemary were able to track Simon’s exact position on the course. This made it easy for us to cheer him on and then meet, congratulate and thank him at the finish on Brighton beach.
Simon hopes to have raised in the region of £1500 for Dyscover – an amazing achievement !
Posted 16th February 2016
Gold = £££ for Dyscover
Have you any unwanted Gold Jewellery?
Donate your unwanted cashed in Gold to Dyscover
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Posted 16th February 2016
Would you host an Open Garden afternoon for Dyscover?
We are looking for proud garden owners willing to host some open gardens during the summer months to friends and neighbours raising money for Dyscover.
Please speak to Alice Owen to find out more.
Tel: 01737 819419 email: firstname.lastname@example.org