2015 Fundraising Events
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Posted 3rd February 2016
Sponsor Simon Northam to run the Brighton Marathon
On Sunday 17th April I shall be running the Brighton Marathon and am delighted to support Dyscover, a fantastic local charity providing long-term support and opportunities to people with Aphasia in Surrey and South London.
Simon writes:- “121 miles completed in training during January and including 15 miles on Sunday – I’m trying to be regimented but 26 miles still seems like an awful long way to run in one go!”
Please support Simon through his JustGiving website www.justgiving.com/simon-northam1 alternatively you can donate using a paper sponsor form available at Dyscover.
We know Simon can do it and will be supporting him all the way -
Thank you Santander
We have been awarded a Santander Foundation Community Plus grant of £5000 and we could not be happier. This funding will substantially go towards the delivery of our Special interest activities programme for our Aphasic members to benefit from during 2016. This will include (as directed by our membership) a range of physical, creative and therapeutic activities building skills and confidence, reducing isolation, increasing opportunities and improving communication.
Posted 25th January 2016
Makeup Master Class
The Makeup Master class here on Thursday was a roaring success. Delivered so professionally by Sam and Anita we could not have been more delighted with our experiences. Females from across the board, trustees, staff ,members, volunteers and relatives enjoyed the social/fundraising event as well as took away a heap of tips, advice and new skills to enhance our features and look beautiful!
Posted 14th January 2016
Dyscover bags bargain at Budgens
Budgens Walton-on-the-Hill store is to donate all the money raised through the 5p plastic bag charge to Dyscover. Says Alice Owen, Development Officer at Dyscover, “We are thrilled that the staff at Budgens have chosen us to benefit from the bag charge throughout 2016.”Dyscover has been based in Walton for 10 of its 21 years. Pictured above with Alice is Maria Couchman, Budgens – Duty manager.
Posted 21st December 2015
Thank you for the donation received from the group of Trusted Contacts who have supported us this year
We celebrated the end of a very productive year as charity partner of Trusted Contacts Business Network as guests at their Christmas lunch. Our year’s association has been a great learning experience for our staff, their membership has gained an understanding of aphasia and we have benefitted from a huge fundraising effort. Rosemary was delighted to receive a cheque for £3516
Posted 2nd December 2015
Posted 14th November 2015
Dyscover T-towels and Gerri’s Art Exhibition
A busy week for member Gerri Joyce her beautiful artwork is on our Tea Towels which are for sale now at £5 each. On top of that she opened her home on Saturday achieving her ambition of staging an exhibition of her own art to friends & neighbours in aid of Dyscover. As well as producing the artwork Gerri managed the staging, publicity and taking payments, all evidence of her continued recovery and independence less than 2 years after her stroke.
Posted 13th November 2015.
‘Unforgettable’ Jazz Concert
‘Fundraising friends’ organised another evening of Jazz entertainment at the Chequer Mead theatre in East Grinstead with the Roger Hind Quartet and singers Ruth Fahie and Gary Wright – ‘everything about the evening was brilliant….’ Writes Sue Messenger (organiser).