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Kingston Volunteers Awarded

Posted 25th June 2019
We are so proud of our volunteers Jo, Roberta and Sue, who after a nomination from us, were honoured with a 2019 Volunteering Kingston award. The award recognises volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution and the certificates were presented at the recent Kingston Volunteers Fair.
Volunteer Jo said…“I was so touched by the nomination for the volunteers’ award from Volunteering Kingston. I am sure that none of us would give our time freely if it wasn’t such a hugely rewarding charity and if we didn’t personally get such a lot from contributing ourselves. One can’t help but feel inspired by the members’ efforts to improve their communication and return to everyday socialisation – they certainly enjoy sharing a joke!”

Small Charities Week

Posted 19th June 2019

Celebrating all the unsung heroes of small charities this week – among them our Administrator, Julia and our Bookkeeper, Christine – so many ‘behind the scenes’ roles and activities ensure that Dyscover is a thriving, efficient and compliant charity, doing its best to contribute to society. Also pictured is our Marketing Committee, a fine example of how staff and volunteers pull their skills together to form our ‘in house’ team.

Carer’s Week 2019

Posted 13th June 2019

At Dyscover our support includes that of Carers too through our family support programme. Our Tuesday group at Kingston had some expert tuition from Joanna from Cakebox in Hampton and our trustee, George to produce impressive cupcakes for their relatives and carers in celebration of Carers week.

Dyscover Honoured with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Posted 3rd June 2019

We are delighted to be able to announce that the achievements of volunteers and staff at Dyscover have been recognised with this award, which is often called ‘The MBE for Charities’

On Wednesday 29 May, Rosemary, Director of Service, and Diane, our longest standing volunteer, with 23 years’ service, represented Dyscover at a garden party hosted by the Queen in the grounds of Buckingham Palace

We look forward to being presented our award in the autumn by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey. Click here

New Shooting Course at Bookham Rifle Club

Posted 29th May 2019
Shooting course at BRC got off to a fantastic start with our seasoned competition players shooting for their next national competition.

Kingston Volunteer Fair

Posted 29th May 2019

Horse Riding at Horsley and Bookham

Posted 29th May 2019
Laying foundations for another accessible sport opportunity – this time at Horsley and Bookham Riding for the Disabled. The centre is focussed on making horse-riding as accessible as possible, and have adapted facilities including a raised mount block for easy mounting of the horses.
An exciting taster session will be offered to Members during the summer break!

Research

Posted 15th May 2019
Working with academics in the field of aphasia is both important and interesting to us and our Members. It helps us develop evidence based services and also provides opportunities for people with aphasia to engage in research and make a difference.
We welcomed SLT Ciara Shiggins and psychologist colleague Hayley from UEA in Norwich. Their aphasia friendly presentation about the ASSENT project generated a lot of interest amongst Members, several of whom have volunteered to take part in interviews.
We will welcome Ciara and colleagues back next week.

New Photographs for the Annual Report

Posted 15th May 2019
Its Annual Report writing time and good pictures are needed. Perfect opportunity for Member Paul to use his skills, talents and impressive kit!

Paul was great, following a brief of what pictures we wanted he was able to manage the lighting & composition and made members feel at ease.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted 15th May 2019

After stroke, people with aphasia experience more isolation and depression than those without aphasia, but talking through problems and connecting with friends is often difficult or impossible.
At Dyscover we understand the need for extra time, space and support for communication, to enable adjustment and recovery #mental health awareness week.

Fundraising events 2019

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